Despite the big-money glamour associated with the sport, it can still be hard to make a dollar in boxing. The number of boxers who are able to walk away from the sport as financially comfortable is distressingly small.
That's why the opportunity to fight a top superstar like Floyd Mayweather is so coveted. A pay-per-view slot opposite him can set up a smart fighter for life.
Mayweather is scheduled to fight Marcos Maidana on May 3. If everything goes according to plan, he will return to action in the fall, most likely on Mexican Independence Day weekend in September.
These fighters are best positioned to get the call to face him after Maidana.