WBC President Jose Sulaiman has told WBN that an expected announcement from Floyd Mayweather on a possible May 4 opponent had failed to materialize by Monday morning.
Sulaiman had originally stated that Mayweather, 35, had scheduled to inform the World Boxing Council of his plans regarding his rumoured defence against mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero on Super Bowl Sunday, although only silence came from the pound for pound king’s camp as the Baltimore Raven defeated the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
Just three months remain until ‘Money’ participates in his 44th professional contest at his ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ promotion and boxing fans are still none the wiser as to who will oppose the American, and for which of his titles.
Mayweather currently holds the WBA ‘super’ light-middleweight title belt, along with the WBC belt at 147lbs and is likely to relinquish one of his championships upon his eagerly anticipated bout finalisation.
WBC 154lb title holder Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is also in the frame to face Floyd, although the Mexican is scheduled to appear on the MGM Grand bill in Las Vegas as chief support if Mayweather favours Guerrero as expected.