Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
There have been a number of rumors circulating in the media about the return of Floyd Mayweather Jr., pretty much ever since the day he retired. The most recent was from boxing trainer Abel Sanchez when he spoke with On the Ropes Boxing about the inner-workings of a potential bout being set with his charge, Gennady Golovkin.
“[Mayweather] is saying things about a comeback, he just seems to be fixated on Golovkin. I’ve seen three or four pieces in the last couple of weeks where he’s talking about beating Golovkin,” said Sanchez. “It looks like he’s laying the ground work for something, whether it’s Golovkin or somebody else. Floyd’s laying the ground works for a comeback.”
Five days later, Mayweather spoke with his chosen media outlet Fighthype to respond to the comments.
“When you hear stuff about Triple G, like I said before, I told Triple G what he had to do if he wants a fight with me. He’s gotta call out Andre Ward, beat Andre Ward, and then I’ll fight him. I haven’t seen him call out Andre Ward yet,” said Mayweather.
That prospect appears to be unlikely as this Saturday Ward will be making his 175lb debut against Sullivan Barrera in what most fans hope will lead to an eventual showdown with the Russian destroyer Sergey Kovalev. This of course would also be a two-weight jump for Golovkin, who will be facing off in his own bout against Dominic Wade about a month from now, and will likely stay in the middleweight division. Despite all the potential roadblocks, a middleweight unification bout with Mexico’s Canelo Álvarez is one of the most highly anticipated matches in boxing. To make a potential Mayweather/Golovkin bout even more complicated, not only would GGG need to make ….View full article