Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent is still very unclear but two names have emerged lately as potential matchups.
Mayweather is planning to fight in September. One of the matchups that could have happened–with Amir Khan–won’t happen then because Khan says he wouldn’t be ready after Ramadan.
Now it seems that Miguel Cotto is seeking a rematch after losing to Mayweather in 2012.
Cotto beat Sergio Martinez earlier this month, indicating to some that he’s back in boxing’s elite. A rematch with Manny Pacquiao seems out of the question but one with Floyd does not.
“I was confident Miguel was going to beat Martinez and of course it pleases me that he’s made me look good while doing it. The way Manny does,” trainer Freddie Roach told the Daily Mail.
“The new Cotto, with his improved movement, would be too mobile for Floyd now and I believe he would knock him out.”
Meanwhile, WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade believes he’s ready to take on one of the top fighters, including Floyd Mayweather or Miguel Cotto.
Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title against Brian Rose over the weekend at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
“We’re ready to go,” Joe DeGuardia, Andrade’s promoter, told RingTV. “As Demetrius has said, we’re looking for the biggest and the best fights out there. ‘Canelo,’ Cotto, Mayweather, you name them. We’re looking for the best fighters out there because we think that we’ve got the best fighter in the world.”
Andrade thinks that he can beat Mayweather.
“I believe that I can beat Floyd Mayweather,” Andrade said. “There’s nobody out there who has a jab like me. There’s nobody out there who is as fast as me and who is going to slip and slide and look as good against Floyd Mayweather.”