Floyd Mayweather says next opponent yet to be decided
Floyd Mayweather (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather has said he is yet to reach a decision on his next opponent for what is scheduled to be his final fight in September.
Mayweather has claimed that he will have his last bout before retiring later this year and is scouting for an opponent after a rematch with Manny Pacquiao was ruled out due to the Filipino undergoing shoulder surgery.
The 38-year-old will come to end of a six-fight agreement with Showtime when he enters the ring for the final time, and has said he will stick to his promise of hanging up his gloves.
The American superstar has in recent days suggested he would offer a rematch to 42-year-old Oscar De La Hoya, while British hope Amir Khan remains confident of being named Mayweather’s final opponent.
The Bolton fighter claimed a unanimous points victory over Chris Algieri in their welterweight bout in New York City recently and has revealed he had shared a heated conversation with Mayweather’s father, Floyd Senior, about a future fight.
He has also signed up with Mayweather’s management and promotional team, headed by Al Haymon, to help try speed up negotiations.
But Mayweather has dampened Khan’s hopes by revealing his team had still not decided on his next and final opponent
“I look forward to fighting this September, hopefully we’ve got a good competitor,” he told Mayweather Promotions.
“I’m pretty sure we will have a solid competitor. Everything takes time, we’ll see.
“We don’t know yet. We have to take time and we’ll see.”