After his disappointingly decisive victory over Manny Pacquiao back in May, Floyd Mayweather's next fight is unlikely to garner quite as much attention as the overly hyped MayPac bout.
Still, with the potential September fight touted as the final time the U.S. boxer steps into the ring, even Mayweather's biggest detractors are eagerly awaiting any announcement on an opponent.
Two fighters named
And, while not official, Floyd Mayweather did throw a bone this weekend when he named two boxers that are in the running. His comments, whether serious or in jest, are sure to leave one man on this side of the pond feeling a little left out.
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Floyd Mayweather, in a video by ThaBoxingVoice YouTube channel seen below, named two underwhelming fighters when quizzed on just who he might fight this Fall - neither of whom were British hopeful Amir Khan.
"I know you've been doing your homework," Mayweather told ESPN reporter Dan Rafael. "There are two names out there that I'm going to fight. I'm either going to fight Karim Mayfield or Andre Berto in September."
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Serious or not?
Neither Andre Berto - a lacklustre 3-3 record in his last six fights - or Karim Mayfield - lost two bouts in 2014 and is untested in a World title environment - are big names that will draw big crowds come September and Mayweather may well have been throwing reports off the scent.
You can decide for yourself whether you believe the undefeated champion by watching the video. The moment he addresses his own fight plans arrives at around the 3.20 mark.
Mayweather followed up questions on the legitimacy of his comments by asking whether the same reporters had questioned Manny Pacquiao when he revealed he'd be fighting Chris Algieri back in 2014.
While Floyd Mayweather didn't name Amir Khan specifically, the fact that the U.S. fighter took a shot at Khan's most recent opponent (Algieri) doesn't exactly suggest he is taking the Bolton born boxer's credentials as his next opponent seriously.
Some, though, believe that Mayweather is wary of fighting Amir Khan because he fears the latter's well-known speed and will shun a true test for an easy retirement match.
How true this is remains to be seen but one thing this weekend's video does show is that Money Mayweather knows full well he is in total control of who he will face this year.
Boxing fans: Is Amir Khan the most likely boxer to defeat Floyd Mayweather? Have your say in the comments below...
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