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Will Gennady Golovkin be Floyd Mayweather next fight? Floyd’s financial woes push him to return?

Floyd Mayweather next fight Gennady Golovkin

Floyd Mayweather may no longer be listed among the top boxers in the world today Pound for Pound, but there is little room for debate that the top seat will be reserved for him in case he returns to fight.

There have been quite a number of rumors regarding his comeback; in fact, some have surfaced right after he announced his retirement.

Why not break Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record of 50-0? He surely looks fit to accomplish it, so why stop at 49 fights?

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Apart from that, the money that could be generated to fight Manny Pacquiao one more time seems very compelling. And there have been rumors going on that he may be having financial problems after news broke that he allegedly owes some serious cash to a jeweler in Las Vegas.

According to a report by NY Daily News the Jewelers Inc. claims Floyd still owes them $1.4M when he bought a $3 million necklace consisting of 72 round-cut diamonds in September 2015.

Could a Floyd Mayweather next fight be against Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor, or Gennady Golovkin?

The McGregor negotiations seem to have fallen off, while many feel the Pacquiao fight was a bore. General agreement points to Gennady Golovkin as a favorite for a Floyd Mayweather next fight.

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For Floyd Mayweather Sr., he believes his son would best any of the active welterweights out there.

“You will be surprised how Floyd will do. You’ll be surprised. If he gets ready to fight, I will make sure that he’s in there to win and he will win.” Floyd Sr. said in a report by Sky Sports.

“Those guys that are out there, just like I said, I can still get Floyd to do what he’s been doing. I’m telling you, I’m pretty sure of that.”

But on a possible showdown with the crowd pleaser, Gennady Golovkin, Floyd Sr. feels he’s just too big and too strong to be considered a Floyd Mayweather next fight.

Floyd may be too polished for him style-wise. He’s too quick, and smart, but that’s what divisions are made for. Would it even be fair to nudge him against Gennady Golovkin?

“Kell Brook was probably beating him and stuff but, at the end of the day, even with Floyd, the guy is too big, he can take your punch, you can’t take his punch.” Floyd Sr. said in a report by Boxing Scene.

“He can take your punch, but you really cant take his punch and he can take what you give him but you ain’t gonna be able to take what he gives, and plus, he can smother you too.”

“I’m just telling you that it’s not a good break for my son.”

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