Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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The only fight that would be bigger than Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez would be a rematch with the cash king of boxing, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Yes, Mayweather won a close unanimous decision over Cotto in 2012 for Junior Middleweight supremacy. Yes, Mayweather beat him convincingly.
But is this the same Cotto that fought Mayweather the first time?
An even better question, is it still the same Mayweather?
Some might argue that the Marcos Maidana fight took a lot out of Floyd and that he won’t come back the same. And some say Cotto has improved leaps and bounds with Freddie Roach in his corner.
I say, this fight would do big numbers in pay-per-view sales which is something Showtime and CBS definitely want after Mayweather’s lackluster numbers—not including his fight against Canelo.
This fight would pit two of boxing’s biggest stars—not named Manny Pacquiao—fighting against each other for the Middleweight title.
One caveat many people will argue is that 160 pounds will be too much for Mayweather.
If it does go down, it will be interesting to see Roach training a fighter against Mayweather once again, something he hasn’t done since Oscar De La Hoya‘s split decision loss to “Money.”