Floyd Mayweather Next Fight: Best Chance for Win is Danny Garcia (+Net Worth)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 8, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Floyd Mayweather’s best chance for another victory in his next fight is against Danny Garcia. 

That’s according to Bleacher Report columnist Dean O’Donnell. 

Mayweather is slated to fight again in September, as part of his six-fight contract with Showtime.

Potential opponents speculated about have included Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana (a rematch), and Manny Pacquiao.

Other possibilities named include Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman, Miguel Cotto, Devon Alexander, and Garcia.

Garcia is an undefeated 140-pound title-holder.

Mayweather must choose his next opponent carefully in order to keep his unblemished record intact, writes O’Donnell, and to make sure that happens he should choose Garcia.

“On the short list of potential candidates to fight Mayweather in September, Garcia would make the most sense to allow the pound-for-pound king to rebound after the Maidana fight—even if this selection isn’t much of a crowd-pleaser.

“Garcia absolutely fits the bill as a Mayweather opponent. He holds a 28-0 record with 16 knockouts. During that stretch, he also came away with a victory over another Mayweather hopeful opponent Amir Khan.

“Also under the Golden Boy banner, it could be conceived that setting up a fight between Mayweather and Garcia would be relatively easy.”

Danny Garcia v Lucas Matthysse : News Photo

Danny Garcia throws a right at Lucas Matthysse during their WBC/WBA super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Garcia told ESPN last year that he would fight Mayweather.

“At the end of the day, I’m just a fighter. I come to fight with heart and I give the fans what they want. If Golden Boy and [adviser] Al Haymon want it, I’ll do it. It is what it is.”

If he does fight Mayweather he would have to gain some weight, approximately seven pounds.

Meanwhile, many are wondering about Mayweather’s net worth, especially after his last fight. The boxer said that he made $32 million from the fight but an additional $38 million from pay-per-view.

His net worth is estimated to be around $200 million, not including that money, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. So now it would be about $270 million.

The remainder of his deal with Showtime should bring in lots more money as well. He has three fights left in the contract.

In September of 2013, Mayweather told ESPN’s Tim Keown he had more than $123 million in one bank account. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.