Who are the possible opponents of Floyd Mayweather Jr. this 2010 now that the megafight between him and Manny Pacquiao is in limbo? March 13 is still booked for the Mayweather. But who’s he going to rumble? A WWE wrestler perhaps?
Kidding aside, there are still a few boxers out there worthy to face the former pound for pound king. Let us try to examine who are these boxers who can make him sweat, yet earn possible millions.
Shane Mosley – This boxer who broke down Antonio Margarito is extremely dangerous. But he has a fight against Andre Berto on January 30 so March 13 is just too close. But who knows? If there is still no opponent on that date, and Mosley easily thumping down Berto on the first round, it could still be possible, isn’t it? Mosley would also want that, for the money and recognition he deserves.
It is also possible that Floyd will duck him like he ducked every dangerous fighter around.
Paul Williams – At 6’1”, he is huge against Floyd. This two-time WBO welterweight champion is truly a worthy opponent. 37 wins, 1 loss and 27 knockouts is not a bad record for a feared fighter. The wikipedia even labeled him as the “most avoided fighter in the world”.
Williams fought twice in 2009, winning both. The March 13 schedule would fit him right unless Mayweather avoids him too.
Paul Malignaggi – 27 wins, 3 losses and only 5 KOs. Despite being the former IBF Junior Welterweight champion, I think he is too weak to match up with a fighter like Mayweather. Is he a draw? Probably yes because he’s also an actor and his name is linked with some computer games. Paulie’s latest win is a rematch against Juan Diaz last December 12. So March 13 is plausible for him.
Miguel Cotto – Even though that he’s almost forgotten after being ripped by Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto is one fighter that can raise hell against Mayweather. Let’s admit it. The two have never met before. Perhaps they never will.
Matthew Hatton – Ah, the surname is familiar! Yes, it is Ricky Hatton’s brother. But is Mayweather’s camp serious on this?
Now to you fellow boxing fan, since Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight is off, who do you think is Mayweather’s possible opponent this March 2010?
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