Who's next for Floyd Mayweather
Possible opponents for the pound-for-pound king
Floyd Mayweather dismantled Canelo Alvarez last night with a pure boxing masterclass, on a majority decision, and here GMS examines where he goes from here.
Amir Khan/Devon Alexander
It seems like a lifetime ago when a potential bout between Mayweather and Khan was on the cards, but back-to-back losses for Khan in 2012 gave him no chance of landing the dream bout. Khan has bounced back since then with two straight victories over Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz, and will face the IBF Welterweight champ Devon Alexander in December.
Devon Alexander is unlikely to be on Mayweather's radar, as he is not a household name, but with victories over Marcos Maidana and Lucas Mattysse, he will surely be in the hat if he defeats Khan.
Sergio Martinez has been the middleweight champ since 2010, and has been in some thrilling fights but has always come out on top.
It would be a lot to ask Mayweather to step up and fight at that weight, but he showed against Canelo that he could take the bigger man's punch and use his boxing ability to see out the contest. Like Canelo, Martinez has got a huge following in his home country of Argentina so this could certainly be a money spinning bout, and that may grab the attention of Mayweather.
Adrien Broner/Marcos Maidana
Adrien Broner won the WBC Welterweight Title from Paulie Malignaggi in June, and is scheduled for his first defence against exciting prospect Marcos Maidana. It is extremely unlikely that him and Floyd will ever face each other, with them being so close outside the ring, but if Maidana springs a surprise and hands Broner his first defeat of his career, then he would certainly be in with a shot at Mayweather.
Danny Garcia has cleaned up the 140 Division, and after his impressive showing against the hardest hitting guy in his weight class, the unbeaten champ will feel ready for anything. Before the fight even started there were calls for the winner of the co-main event to fight the winner of Mayweather-Canelo, and after Garcia comprehensively out-boxed Lucas Mattysse, he is surely one of the favorites to land a fight with Mayweather.
Despite losing his last two fights, Pacquiao still remains the name on everyone's lips. He faces Brandon Rios in November and a defeat will end any chances of a potential fight, but a win will once again have the fight fans clamoring for what would be one of the biggest bouts in history, and one that everyone wants to see.
If Mayweather retires without facing the Pac-Man, then like it or not it will be the biggest stain on his unblemished record, but knowing Mayweather's smartness, he will look and see Pacquiao losing two in a row, and think it may well be time for that fight to happen.
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