Floyd Mayweather is leaving his fate up to the fans.
The unbeaten world champion posted on his Instagram Sunday that he was putting the decision of who his next opponent will be up to a vote. The choices are Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana:
I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana? http://t.co/342WnS26Vz— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 3, 2014
On one hand, it's pretty cool that "Money" is letting the public decide whom he will fight next, barring that he's not completely messing with everybody. On the other hand, this is excellent trolling of both candidates, as Mayweather must think so little of each fighter that he doesn't even care who's next.
Khan has a 28-3 record, with his last win coming against Julio Diaz in April 2013.
Khan's trainer, Freddie Roach, seems to think that the 27-year-old would give Mayweather a great fight, telling the Ringside Toe 2 Toe Podcast (via Sky Sports):
That's not an easy fight. I've always said Amir has the right style to beat Floyd if he fights correctly and doesn't stay in the pocket too long.
I always thought he could beat him with his speed. I think he's faster than Mayweather and that's what it takes to beat him.
Floyd might have his hands full on the night.
Mayweather tweeted out an artist's rendition of what a fight between the two may look like:
Just imagine what Amir "Con Artist" will get if his name gets picked in the Mayweather sweepstakes pic.twitter.com/WL4rBB1UU3— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 26, 2013
A bout against Maidana might be the bigger draw, especially coming off of the Argentine's unanimous-decision victory over Adrien Broner in December 2013.
However, Mayweather may have to wait on that, as Broner exercised his right to a rematch against Maidana following his loss.
The champ posted another image, this time of him taking it to Maidana:
Can I please order a one-piece with a biscuit? No sides. pic.twitter.com/nG7QtdBbAj— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 26, 2013
No matter which way the fans go, Mayweather would likely be the favorite. Despite being 36 years old, he has shown no signs of slowing down. You'd have to believe that he could handle either Khan or Maidana without much issue.
Maybe in his next vote, "Money May" will list Manny Pacquiao as one of the options.