By Power VCT: Okay, it’s that time to pull of scabs and start picking! How much time does any boxer need when they are champions in different weight classes to defend their titles or be stripped? Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0) last fought for the Jr. Middleweight Championship on 09/14/2013 and has yet to defend his title. This is a problem that needs to be addressed now and these are some solutions.
Mayweather can fight Carlos Molina (22-5-2), the IBF Jr., Middleweight champion or Demetruis “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0), the WBO Jr., Middleweight champion in his next bout this upcoming September of 2014. These two suggestions are championship bouts that can’t be questioned. Mayweather could also entice Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao (56-5-2) to come back up to the Jr., Middleweight division without any catch-weight provisions that would get either fighter a weight advantage. Floyd should have fought Erislandy Lara (19-1-2) next without reservation and Lara challenging Canelo Averez (43-1-1) was a bit mind boggling. The last Jr., Middleweight option of Floyd would be Jermell Charlo (24-0).
What I find troubling in this scenario is how nobody else has even mentioned Floyd to be stripped at 154lbs if he doesn’t fight in this weight class next. No one fighter will or has ever been larger than the sport of boxing and no one fighter ever will be!
When “The Greatest” boxer, “Muhammad Ali” makes a statement about Floyd fighting Pacquiao, I would suggest some camps better start paying attention and learn to make some moves together that benefit all boxing fans. My patience on all fighters stepping up to challenges, unifying belts is wearing thin. Until boxing finally has a commissioner in place, like other major sports, boxing fans really do not have a say in anything until they stop purchasing Pay Per View (PPV) bouts. I can envision PPV’s decreasing with all fighters not taking on the best challenges in all divisions but when you are a title holder in multiple divisions, these multiple organizations really need to a better job at preserving the attention of boxing fans.