Floyd Mayweather Jr. certainly proved himself the champ when he came out on top at the new "fight of the century" with Manny Pacquaio. Mayweather, who has the nickname of "Money" sure made a lot of money after that, and this is what we know about Floyd Mayweather Jr's next fight with potentials like Amir Khan, Andre Berto, Karim Mayfield, and GGG.
In addition to all the fame and money received from his Pacquaio fight, the champion boxer received a little bit more publicity when singer Rihanna duct taped his mouth shut at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday, according to Sporting News. It's pretty clear that this incident was staged, but it is pretty clear that Floyd Mayweather is going to have to step into the ring again before his retirement.
It is pretty clear that Mayweather is going to need a foe bigger than Rihanna in order to really give spectators a bigger fight. It is well-known that Floyd Mayweather is retiring, and he will fight for the final time on September 12th, naming Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as the leading candidates for this last bout. This is what he told Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.
As for Andre Berto, he has claimed on TMZ that Mayweather is crank calling him, according to the Inquisitr. An official spokesperson for Mayweather says that the crank calls are not happening, and that Berto is "delusional" and that Berto is "not even on Floyd's speed dial".
There isn't much word from Mayfield about whether or not he would go up against Mayweather, but the other name that has come up is Gennady Golovkin (aka GGG) according to Ring TV. Mayweather recently told a videographer Marcos Villegas that "he'd be too cerebral for the middleweight with the angel face and hands constructed by the devil" and implied that "he'd be the best ring general if he were to tangle with Golovkin".
The one candidate that keeps coming up, according to Sky Sports is Amir Khan. Khan really wants a fight and has even said words like: "I spoke to his father (Floyd Mayweather Sr.) and he says it'd be an easy fight if Mayweather fought me. If it'd be so easy then why not do it?"
One competitor could have been Oscar De La Hoya, but he has stated on his Facebook page that he will not come out of retirement for a rematch against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to Bleacher Report. There was a tweet saying that the only way Oscar would make a comeback was with Floyd Mayweather vs GGG, and he would fight the winner. De La Hoya has decided that he will not come out of retirement "following a great deal of introspection".
Whoever Floyd Mayweather Jr. chooses to fight on September 12th will easily make boxing history already with the undefeated champion in one more bout. He probably won't make near as much as he did in the Pacquaio fight, and nothing short of a rematch could possibly match that.