Floyd Mayweather Could Face Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner Not Gennady Golovkin
Welterweight contender Errol Spence has a few names in mind for Floyd Mayweather’s possible 50th fight. If it was his decision to make, he would want Mayweather to fight either WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia or former world titlist Adrien Broner.Advertisement
Mayweather retired from boxing after earning his 49th career win against Andre Berto in September 2015. Many boxing observers do not believe “Money” will stay retired. They believe the boxing superstar is too ambitious to not try and eclipse Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.
For his part, Spence expects Mayweather to come out of retirement and fight for the 50th time. The 2012 Olympian told BoxingScene that there’s too much money on the line for Mayweather to ignore. However, he believes a showdown between Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin is a long shot.
“I think he is going to come back and fight again,” Spence said. “I’d like to see him in there with Danny Garcia. Triple G is too big. I don’t see that happening. Floyd walk around at like 150, so I don’t see that happening. I could see Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner.”
Garcia currently holds the WBC welterweight belt that Mayweather vacated in November. He earned the title after beating Robert Guerrero via unanimous decision earlier this year. Like Mayweather, Garcia is an undefeated fighter who claims to back down from no man.
“I have been following him through my career and I feel I have the tools to go out there and dethrone him,” Garcia told Sky Sports. “There will be a new king in there and I am looking forward to getting in there and getting the job done.”
As for Broner, he and Mayweather aren’t really the best of friends. Both might try to settle their verbal feud in the ring. Back in April, Broner called Mayweather’s promotional company “Hateweather Promotions.” Money responded by calling his former steed a snake, as per ESPN.
“When everyone went out there and said negative things about Adrien Broner, I still had his back. Always,” said Mayweather. “When he called me the other day and I tried to give him some positive advice, what did he do? He going to bite me in the back.”
Broner, who holds a 32-2 record with 24 knockouts, is coming off a ninth-round knockout win over Ashley Theophane in April. The Cincinnati, Ohio native is also being linked to a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao in October.