Hot on the heels of Floyd Mayweather Sr. stating that a fight between his son and Amir Khan was the fight he wanted, the respected trainer has told fighthype.com that he believes a mega-bout with Manny Pacquiao ‘is definitely going to happen.’
Never one to keep his thoughts to himself, Senior is obviously stoking the flames of interest in Floyd Jr’s next fight as the constant public relations train that comes with the pound for pound king continues to roll on.
Mayweather Jr is currently on vacation, having already begun a whistle-stop tour of Europe, but that hasn’t stopped his father putting forward Khan and Pacquiao as prospective opponents for the ‘Money’ man’s return in May.
Having told his son that the fight he wants is against Khan to a UK newspaper this week, Mayweather Sr. has now added this on a Pacquiao clash: “It’s gonna happen. That fight’s gonna happen. Trust me,” Mayweather Sr. told FightHype. “That fight’s definitely gonna happen. It’s a fight for the world, man, right there. It’s the biggest fight that has ever been in life, so like I said, man, that fight’s gonna happen.”
On whether his son is as keen as he is on the fight, the former fighter revealed: (Floyd has) “never told me the fight’s gonna happen, but … the fight’s gonna happen. You mark my words, and we’ll see.”
There is no doubt that given a choice, the boxing public would choose Pacquiao over Khan any day of the week, and it will be interesting to see if Mayweather opens up another poll as he did in early 2013 when choosing Marcos Maidana.
It may well be that Mayweather would plump for Khan in May before facing Pacquiao in September, that way leaving the door open for a massive rematch with the Filipino to mark his 50th professional fight in May 2016. That would obviously hinge on Mayweather’s decision not to retire as already promised once his big bucks deal with Showtime comes to an end.
Right now, any other choice of opponent than the two mentioned for the 47-0 star would be a flat-out disappointment, and Floyd certainly has a big decision to make to keep the masses of fans calling out for a live and mobile challenger interested in his final few contests.
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