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“Money” Mayweather’s Fight Schedule For 2013

By. BrotherJR

Dec. 7, 2012

According to friend and adviser Floyd Mayweather Jr. Leonard Ellerbe, “Money” Mayweather is planning to fight twice in 2013.  In an interview with ESPN on Wednesday, Ellerbe said that Mayweather will fight once in May 2013 on Cinco De Mayo weekend as well as a fight in September.  The question is who will Floyd fight?  The inevitable question regarding anything Floyd is will he finally fight Manny Pacquiao, who will be engaging in his fourth battle with Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night in Las Vegas. Personally, I’m tired of the discussion of that bout.  I’ll be enthused with that bout once the contract is signed.

If Mayweather, the WBC Welterweight  and WBA Jr. Middleweight champ, doesn’t fight Pacquiao, then who does he plan to fight.  In my honest opinion, Welterweight is not that strong.  There’s Timothy Bradley, who defeated Pacquiao last June in a bout in which many (myself included) felt Pacquiao won.  Bradley needs a dance partner at this point because he recently turned down a HBO proposed bout with Jr. Welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson.  Another bout being discussed is Robert Guerrero, fresh off his exciting win over Andre Berto in arguably the best fight of 2012 on Nov. 24.  Guerrero challenged Mayweather (43-0, 26KO’s to a fight in the post fight interview following his victory and is seeking a high profile, big money fight.  Outside of that, the Welterweight class is rather lacking and is not the division that it was just a few years ago.  Devon Alexander recently won a belt at Welterweight, but it’s not guaranteed that he will survive a tough first defense against the talented Kell Brook coming up January 19.  And even should he win, he’s not ready for Mayweather.  There’s no rumblings of a Mayweather bout with WBA titlist Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, especially off of Malignaggi’s lackluster win over Pablo Cesar Cano back in October, a fight I personally felt that Malignaggi lost.    So with 147 being pretty weak, what else is out there?

Outside of a bout with Pacquiao, the biggest money fight right now for Mayweather (who turns 36 next February) would be  against WBC Super Welterweight champ Canelo Alvarez.  Alvarez has called for a Mayweather fight in the past and if they were to fight, particularly in Las Vegas, it would be huge pay per view bout and would draw big money.

My guess is that Floyd will fight Robert Guerrero in May and probably Alvarez in September.  The prospect of Floyd finally fighting Pacquiao will always be there, but I’ll believe when I see it.  The saga of Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues and we will keep watching.

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