Mayweather hints name of next foe could come this week

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Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr

GRAND RAPIDS: Unbeaten US fighter hinted that the identity of his next foe, speculated to be Britain’s Amir Khan, could be revealed this week.

In a report on Tuesday on the MLive Media Group website from Mayweather’s home state of Michigan, Mayweather was quoted as saying last week that this week could be a big one.

Asked about his fight future on November 27, Mayweather said, “Next week. I’m looking forward to next week. But as for me right now I’m not thinking about boxing.”

Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, is expected to fight on May 3 of next year in his first bout since taking the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light middleweight titles in a 12-round majority decision over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 14.


Khan became the top speculative candidate after he failed to sign a deal that appeared set to face American Devon Alexander this Saturday, the talk being that he did not want to risk a chance for a big-money fight with Mayweather by taking on Alexander first.

While both camps denied that was the case, the move meant Khan has fought only once this year, the fewest bouts of any year in his career. His last bout was a unanimous decision victory in April over Mexico’s Julio Diaz.

Asked about facing Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, the fighter that boxing fans have wanted Mayweather to fight for several years, the 36-year-old champion only replied: “Who?”

AFP

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  1. manolito enriquez on

    Are you not ashamed that the BOXING WORLD knows that you’re so afraid of PACMAN,You’d tried all the tricks just to avoid fighting him!!!GAYWEATHER!!!

  2. Pacman vs Nayweather will be considered as the greatest boxing of all times that can match the Leonard vs Duran era, Holmes vs Cooney, Tyson vs Bervick, Ali vs Foreman or Any other boxing greats in the annals as these is the wish list of every people in the planet earth to see whose the Superior between the Clash of the Titans. The beast of the East, and the great of the West. These will be a collision of Asia vs America.

  3. Who’s Floyd?.. The black fellow that doesn’t want to fight Manny, The so cold the best boxer who is so scared even to mention the name Manny. No boxing fans will watch your fight Floyd if you don’t fight Pacquiao next.