By Michele Emrick
It’s tough being the best fighter in the world. It’s even tougher when along with being the best fighter in the world, you are also the most scrutinized and criticized. However, that is the position that Floyd Mayweather Jr. finds himself in as speculation over his next opponent has run rampant in the news these past few weeks.
With one thunderous straight right, Juan Manuel Marquez once and for all put to bed the possibility of a super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. deciding who is the true super power in the sport. Now, just like the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union, Floyd stands alone with nobody left to challenge for his crown. But this is boxing, so the show must go on. Somebody needs to step up and offer some sort of resistance.
The prospects are quick to line up. No shortage of fighters are willing to toss their hats in the ring, eager for a shot at ending the unbeaten streak of Mayweather. And of course the fat paycheck that will come with it is not going to make anyone shy away either. The problem is, there really is nobody that really makes sense at this point. Nobody is out there that is at the same level and will help Floyd build a resume. Anyone he chooses to fight can be excused as just another warm body he is fighting while unwilling to truly challenge himself. However, as his career draws to a close, there are just a few that are likely to find themselves staring across the ring at him, hoping for a chance at immortality.
Let’s take a look at the fighters most likely to be on the radar of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the likelihood they will get the call during 2013.
Robert Guerrero- One of the favorites to meet Floyd next, some are already saying this fight is a lock to take place in April. It makes sense from Floyd’s standpoint, even if many regard this as a huge mismatch and nothing more than more filler for an unbeaten record.
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