Top 5 Fights Floyd Mayweather Should Try To Make Happen
Rumors are starting to swirl that Floyd Mayweather might not fight in May as many expected. So I decided to put together a list of 5 fights Floyd should try to make happen. Here they are.
5. Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2)
This fight should have been number 1 on this list and still might be on most people’s list. But it started to lose steam when Pac-Man lost to Timothy Bradley (even though Manny was robbed… big time) then after getting obliterated by Juan Manuel Marquez, that pretty much closed the book on Floyd ever fighting him. However, its still a fight that would generate a ton of money and put to rest any debate between the fighters fans.
4. Rematches with: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1) or Miguel Cotto (37-4)
Juan Manuel Marquez is coming of the most sensational knock out boxing has seen in many-a-year. And although Floyd pretty much had his way with Marquez when they fought, Marquez may be beaming with confidence that he has the change to knock out 2 of the greatest fighters of this generation.
The argument for Cotto is that Miguel gave Floyd from what I can tell the toughest fight we’ve seen Floyd in. Cotto is still a “name” in boxing and can draw some interest and PPV sales.
3. Austin Trout (26-0)
Trout is coming off putting on a boxing clinic on Miguel Cotto and he poses a bit of a risk for Floyd because he’s very skillful and technically sound inside that ring. If you the casual boxing fan who is Austin Trout they’re not going to give you an answer right away and thats how he like it.
2. Robert Guerrero (31-1-1)
The Ghost is a hot name right now because of the slugfest he had with Andre Berto. He knocked Berto down twice and withstood a huge comeback while standing toe-to-toe for 12 rounds. Here is a fighter who doesnt understand what it means to backup. Going straight at Floyd might be the most dangerous thing to do but who wouldnt want to see what the heart and determination Guerrero brings against Mayweather?
1. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1)
This is the fighter no one wants to see standing across the ring unless you’re willing to get beat up for a nice pay check. Canelo is what I feel is a naturally born fighter. He’s a throw back to the days of Dempsey and Joe Louis. Floyd fighting him would prove that he’s not afraid to fight the best in the world as many believe he was afraid to fight Pacquiao. Figuring out the fighters purses would be a huge uphill battle but Im sure Canelo would fight Floyd for a nights stay in Vegas.