Floyd Mayweather may have finally fought and beaten Manny Pacquiao in 2015, but both names remain actively linked with each other.
Rumors have circulated that Puerto Rican boxer, Danny Garcia has turned down $4 million to face Manny Pacquiao. Since no other fight out there could give Danny Garcia that many offers financially, it is rumored that he’s groomed for a Floyd Mayweather comeback fight in September.
Floyd Mayweather was at ringside when Garcia fought Robert Guerrero.
Last February, Floyd Mayweather stated in an interview, “You know, since Danny Garcia is undefeated and he’s very explosive, he’s a very good fighter, and he really represents Puerto Rico the same way that Trinidad did.”
“Even though he’s from Philadelphia, he represents the red, white, and blue for Puerto Rico. I’ll go over to the MGM Grand and say, ‘You know what? We need a venue also,’ and we’ll see.”
A Floyd Mayweather comeback is nothing out of the ordinary. He announced his retirement after beating Carlos Baldomir in a lopsided match but came back after 2 months for Oscar De La Hoya.
He came out of retirement again to knock out Ricky Hatton, and announced his retirement to focus on his promotional company, but unretired to face Juan Manuel Marquez in 2009.
If Floyd Mayweather vs. Danny Garcia were to happen on September, ring rust should not come across as an issue. Mayweather shall not have fought for a year, yet his longest layoff from boxing is close to 2 years until he fought Marquez. And Danny Garcia has not fought since January 23rd.
A fight against Danny Garcia could propel Floyd Mayweather’s fight record to 50-0, surpassing the legendary Rocky Marciano.
Danny Garcia is an undefeated welterweight champion, but he didn’t look impressive against Robert Guerrero, who was no match for Floyd Mayweather. He also struggled against Lamont Peterson, and many say he should have lost against Mauricio Herrera.
Danny Garcia is a little bit rough around the edges, and it could easily be taken advantage of by a fighter of Mayweather’s caliber. He is young and strong, even bullish, but can be easily countered with Floyd’s speed and adeptness. His punches were anticipated by an aging Erik Morales, who was clearly a bloated light welterweight when they fought.
If indeed Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement, rumors say it is going to be set up for an eventual rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
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