Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has exclusively told World Boxing News that the imminent announcement on Floyd Mayweather’s May 4 opponent is now likely to happen next week.
Some reports had suggested that the ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ main event could be named as early this coming Friday, although Schaefer stated otherswise when asked about the ongoing situation earlier today.
Mayweather, 35, now seems to have three opponents in the frame for what will be his 44th professional contest, with mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero, WBO belt holder Timothy Bradley and 154lb titlist Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez rumoured for the challenge.
Guerrero had been a strong favourite to be named for the clash, although a recent admission by Mayweather on his Twitter account that he is undecided has put the rumour mill back in full flow and handed Bradley a shock outside chance of a unification fight.
The Californian has a March 16 date pencilled in by manager Cameron Dunkin, although any suggestion by Mayweather that Bradley would be approached would certainly put an end to that possible title defence.
The outsider of the three is ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who is currently campaigning at light-middleweight where he holds the WBC title. The Mexican is definitely appearing on the bill, but in what capacity is not known yet.
By this time next week, all should be clearer as to who fights who at the Las Vegas event.