After the complete and utter destruction of Robert Guerrero, where does Floyd “Money” Mayweather go from here? If you listen to rumors, he has a few different options to chose from. The opponents are Devon Alexander, Amir Khan and possibly Canelo Alvarez. Lets explore each of these options in depth.
I don’t want to discredit Devon Alexander at all, he is a good tactical fighter. However, with that being said, he poses little to no threat to Mayweather. He is a textbook fighter that is somewhat predictable. Even if I thought Alexander would be a challenge for him, I would still be quickly bored with his “Bopping”. Bopping is when fighters shout “Bop” as they throw punches, which to me is extremely annoying. I also don’t believe Mayweather would fight Alexander because its not worth a lot on paper. Alexander is probably the least draw out of the 3 prospects.
If Mayweather chooses to fight Amir Khan next, then this website will boycott the bout and not report on it at all. Khan hasn’t earned the right for a shot at a title, let alone a shot at Mayweather. Forget the lose to Peterson, the knockout at the hands of Garcia and look at his last two wins. He looked unimpressive in both and got knocked down in his most recent fight with Julio Diaz. It will take a big win for me to justify a Khan-Mayweather matchup.
The most interesting fight for Mayweather, not named Manny Pacquiao or Tim Bradley is Canelo Alvarez. This is definitely a style clash everyone would love to see. However, I severely doubt this fight ever come to fruition. Why you ask? Mainly the size difference between the two. “But he fought Cotto at 154 and that’s what Canelo fights at.” That may be true but Cotto also doesn’t weigh in at 172lbs on fight night like Canelo did in his bout with Austin Trout. The current rumor going around is that Mayweather wants Canelo to come down to the welterweight limit of 147lbs. According to Alvarez’s camp, they offered a catchweight but it was quickly declined by the Mayweather team.
So who is next? Only Mayweather knows for sure. At this point in his career he can fight whoever he wants and still make a lot of money. I just hope Mayweather cares as much about his legacy as he does about his currency.
By Lucas Biggers