Floyd Mayweather Poised to Finish Career Undefeated After Beating Canelo
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fresh off a big win over Saul Alvarez, one of the most convincing bouts Money has fought in the twilight of his long and decorated career.
After thoroughly dismissing Canelo—far and away the top challenger—Money is one step closer to 50-0-0 and retiring with an unblemished, undefeated record. It’s almost certain he’ll reach that number, as the 23-year-old Mexican was the largest obstacle in the way of attaining that figure with some modicum of respectability left.
Of course, Mayweather could have ducked Canelo. He could just fight five more cupcakes before hanging up his gloves, but Pretty Boy Floyd has shown he’s not afraid to step into the squared circle against talented foes.
Over the last few years, Mayweather has fought Robert Guerrero, Miguel Cotto, Victor Ortiz, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Ricky Hatton. The defending champ has vanquished all comers and is left alone at the top of the boxing world.
With the notable and difficult exception of a marquee title fight against Manny Pacquiao, it seems that there is no one left to actually challenge for the title in Mayweather’s weight classes.
Money is in a league of his own and it’s hard to foresee anyone emerging in the next year or two to actually challenge the 36-year-old pugilist.
In order to fulfill his contract with Showtime, it’s widely expected that Mayweather will schedule a fight with Danny Garcia—winner of Saturday night’s prime undercard contest over Lucas Matthysse.
According to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Money is prepared to fight in both May and September of 2014. One of the opponents in one of those bouts is likely to be Garcia at 147 pounds.
The American puncher looked great against his Argentine opponent, but there is little chance that he will land nearly as many blows on Mayweather and projects to be easily defeated in a decision.
Will Mayweather retire undefeated?
That holds true for any of the current up-and-coming challengers, as they are all too one-dimensional or inexperienced to hang with Money.
Canelo proved that on Saturday night, as the Mexican fighter simply wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with his veteran opponent and was completely outclassed.
Barring a miracle or unforeseen contender rising through the ranks, expect Mayweather to reach 50-0-0 sometime around 2015 and call it quits on one of the greatest boxing careers of all time.
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