After Beating Marcos Maidana; What’s Next For Floyd Mayweather JR.?
Marcos Maidana stepped into the ring Saturday night with a gameplan on how he will be the first to defeat Floyd Mayweather JR. in the ring.
Just like 46 opponents before him, he left the ring with an extra loss under his belt, his record now standing at 35-4.
Mayweather seemingly had a rough night, as Maidana never stopped, and continued to punch his way to a chance at stopping the undefeated fighter. Although he hit only 26% of his punches, the Argentinian had 37-year-old on the ropes and playing defense the whole night.
Yet, is it a fight we want to see again?
Yes, Mayweather was getting hit. Getting hit like he never had before (Maidana connected on 221 of his total punches, 185 of the power punches). Yes, it was kind of exciting, because you just didn’t know what was going to happen. But, it wasn’t exciting enough for me to care about a second bout.
The problem is… who is a good one at this point of his career? He already beat just about everybody.
Amir Khan would be an interesting opponent, but after dominating Luis Collazo, he may need another tune up fight before he can face Mayweather.
There is also the winner of the Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez fight in June. But that may go to Manny Pacquiao. Cotto did give Mayweather an interesting fight in their first bout.
Then of course… there is Pacquiao himself.
I would like to see the two fight, but at this stage at both of their careers, I just don’t see it being that spectacle it once was. I would still like to see it though.
Pacquiao may have to fight Juan Miguel Marquez for a fifth matchup before that could happen though, and by then Mayweather just may betoo old (although still good).
Although it may be a little early, I could see an interesting fight between WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Mayweather in the future, although the Philadelphia champion would have to move up in weight.
So who’s left? Do you think he can be considered one of the best of all time without fighting Pacquiao? Who do you want to see next?