It may be stating a well known fact, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. is unbeatable in all of the welterweight divisions. There is simply no one better. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who was considered by some as the last hope of anyone defeating Mayweather, was completely dominated by the champ.
It’s been nearly a month since the Alvarez fight, and there has yet to be a challenger named for Money’s next fight, believed to take place in May of next year. No matter who the opponent, unless Mayweather and promoters expand their search into middleweight, the fight is going to be hard to sell.
For Alvarez, promoters used Canelo’s age, hunger and perfect record as the marketing tool. The fight sold out instantly and Alvarez was dominated. Now what? Promoters are going to have a hard time selling that anyone can beat Mayweather.
Fellow Golden Boy boxer Danny Garcia has been the name on many people’s lists as Money’s next opponent. Garcia won a decision over power-puncher Lucas Matthysse the same night Mayweather beat Alvarez. Garcia is a terrific boxer, but he doesn’t stand a chance against Money.
Matthysse was actually beating Garcia in the early rounds of their fight before fatigue and a badly swollen eye set in. Mayweather won’t wilt in the later rounds as Matthysse did. In fact, Mayweather seems to get better and stronger as fights go on. The fight would end in a one-sided victory for Money.
There is also the winner of Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley Jr., who both beat the man many wanted to see Mayweather fight. Money has already beaten Marquez, but the fight could sell if Marquez knocks off Bradley. Plus, the Mayweather/Marquez fight took place in 2009. Both fighters are completely different now.
On the flip side, Bradley/Mayweather would be a tougher fight for promoters to sell. Many people still believe Manny Pacquiao won the fight when the two faced off in June 2012. Mayweather would dominate Bradley and most people know that. Promoters would be less likely to touch this fight over the two aforementioned fights.
The only person who may have a chance at beating Mayweather, and the only person who promoters may be able to sell in that fashion, resides in a different weight class. That person is Sergio Martinez, but the weight difference could cause that fight to never happen.
Anthony Cloud is a MMA Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @TheAceCloud