KNOCKOUT NATION: Who Should Money Mayweather Fight Next?
At this point, you would have to had been living under a rock for the past 6 years or so to not know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the ‘meal ticket’ when it comes to boxing spectacles. His last two fights alone generated well over 100+ million in revenue for himself if you tally up his pre-fight guarantees along with the back end money he’s expected to make off PPV sales. When boxers get into the ring with ‘Money”, well, that is exactly what they’re expect to earn in return; most of the time, this is when boxers earn their biggest career paydays. With that said, which boxer (or victim) is most qualified to earn their highest grossing payday to date against Floyd next spring? I compiled a list of potential candidates that will perhaps be in the running for the ”Money May” sweepstakes. I begin first with:
Danny Garcia (27-0, 16KOs)
Philadelphia’s undefeated WBC/WBA junior welterweight champ, Danny Garcia. All this guy does is defeat who the mass majority aren’t even expecting him to beat. This includes: Eric Morales (fight #1), Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, and the list goes on. While I believe this young lion would be in way over his head skill wise against Floyd, I do believe that he deserves at least a good payout against Mayweather, he’s paid his dues. If Canelo could get one this early in his career, then why not Danny?
Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KOs)
This one picked up a little steam right after Mayweather’s defeat over Cannel Alvarez. Rumors circulated that Khan decided to cancel his negotiations against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander for a Dec, 7th bout. Instead, it was cited that he wanted to postpone any activity and enter into the “Mayweather Sweepstakes”. Does he deserve this shot? NO, but this is a matter of economics. To quote one of my favorite movies, “Training Day”, Denzel was quoted as saying “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove”; I’d like to revise that a little bit in this case by saying “It’s not what you deserve, it’s what you can provide or offer”. Amir has a very large UK fan-base which could in the end make this a very enticing selection for Floyd come May, 3rd.