Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Ready to Fight? Are You Serious?!

Troy SparksColumnistMay 9, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07:  A fan holds up a sign referring to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. before the WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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So Floyd Mayweather, Jr., according to an article on m-live.com, might be ready to fight this September against Victor Ortiz.  He should be careful what he's getting into.

For starters, Ortiz ain't Ricky Hatton. The other thing for Mayweather to remember was that Ortiz defeated Andre Berto.  I think he's more dangerous than Manny Pacquiao.

Wait, I take that back.  Pacquiao is more dangerous than Ortiz.  The Pac-man has a psychological effect on Mayweather.

Pacquiao had both Mayweather and Mosley running.  The only difference was that Mosley did most of his running around the ring in his fight against the Pac Man and Mayweather ran his mouth behind Pacquiao's back but get knots in his stomach when he's asked if he would fight Pacquiao.

According to the article, Leonard Ellerbee, Mayweather's right hand man, didn't confirm the possible fight.  Ortiz is ready to do the contract if Mayweather doesn't bring up any drug testing demands.

We kept hearing that Mayweather wanted Pacquiao to be drug tested.  Okay, I can go for that.  Pacquiao will take the test, no problem.  In that case, make Ortiz submit to a drug test.

Until Mayweather's camp make an official announcement that Floyd is ready to fight again, it is all just smoke and mirrors.  Maybe Floyd should fight some scrub as a warm-up to a better opponent.  At this point, he darn sure ain't ready for Pacquiao or Ortiz or even Timothy Bradley.

The announcement would be welcome news for Team Mayweather and their seasonal employees who need to get back to work because they have been laid off for too long.

If this potential fight between Ortiz and Mayweather happens, then that should put a smile on Oscar De La Hoya's face while he laughs all the way to the bank.  Both fighters are under the Golden Boy umbrella.

I would say to Floyd if I saw him on the street that he should cut the B.S. and challenge Manny to see who the real pound-for-pound champ is.