Floyd Mayweather Jr. is currently laying low—which makes sense considering he’s barely two months removed from his stint at the Clark County Detention Center—but Sergio Martinez might soon draw Money from his shell.
According to ESPN.co.uk’s boxing staff, Martinez is hungry for a shot at the champ, which makes sense after he beat up on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
This is what the Argentinian had to say to Mayweather:
Floyd, you be ready because I am going to find you in 2013. From here to November of 2013, I am going to find you.
Money shouldn’t make Maravilla look hard, as the pound-for-pound greatest boxer hasn’t participated in a bout since destroying Miguel Cotto back on May 5 of this year. If Martinez wants to get in the ring, Mayweather should gladly oblige and schedule a bout.
However, it seems that it won’t be until sometime in the future, as Maravilla suffered damage to his knee in that bout against Chavez, an injury that may or may not require surgery.
Martinez’s adviser Sampson Lewkowicz told ESPN:
They did MRI on Monday and the doctor that takes care of Sergio told him he needs another test or another MRI so he can decide if he needs the operation or if he can just go through treatment and rehabilitation. Rehab without surgery is a possibility. They will make that decision next week when they get the results of the test.
Surgery or no surgery, Mayweather is simply the better boxer and will likely KO Martinez when and if the two boxers get in ring.
Some possible opponents for Mayweather in the meantime are Timothy Bradley and, of course, Manny Pacquiao.
Roger Mayweather—Floyd’s uncle and trainer—told Chris Robinson of BoxingScene.com that his nephew wouldn’t be able to resist the potential earnings from squaring off with one, or even both, of these pugilists.
When probed on whether Mayweather Jr. would actually fight these two men, Roger responded:
Oh yeah, why wouldn’t he? He’ll fight a few more times. He aint took no beatings.
It’s clear that the cash is king when it comes to Money, and, according to his uncle, he’s set to make an exorbitant amount if he fights Pac-Man and Desert Storm.
He’ll make so much money. He’ll make close to $200 million.
While we haven’t heard much from Floyd Mayweather Jr., there are three viable opponents out there for him in Martinez, Pacquiao and Bradley.
Expect him to fight all three, earn a fat paycheck and record three more victories before he hangs up his gloves for good. When Money does, he will go out as one of the wealthiest and toughest undefeated fighters of all time.