Floyd Mayweather Jr has boxing in the ultimate head lock proving this with his most recent negotiation tactic. Up until this point, we had every reason to believe Robert Guerrero would land the Mayweather Jr. Mega Millions. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has always been a candidate; it’s just that he’s also always been the September Mayweather date candidate. Things have gotten really interesting now that Mayweather Jr. has let the world know who he will be facing.
“Money” Mayweather (43-0, 26KOs) announced on Twitter and Facebook that he’s close to fighting Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs). The fight would take place May 4 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Another Strikingly odd factor is that both Mayweather and Alexander are represented by powerful boxing adviser Al Haymon. Having two Al Haymon fighters face each other is a very rare commodity.
“The negotiations for my fight are almost done,” said Mayweather via the social media outlets. “The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander. It’d be a unification bout at welterweight.”
Mayweather Jr. made this announcement just days after Alexander pulled out of a Feb. 23 Showtime fight with Kell Brook. Alexander cited a bicep injury and said he would be ready in six weeks’ time. The bout with Brook was originally slated for Jan. 19, but Brook was forced to pull out with injury. Eyebrows will be raise questions will be asked, will we ever get true answers? Who knows? One things for certain the boxing public will believe Alexander never was truly injured.