Tuesday's news of Floyd Mayweather leaving HBO for a monster six-bout, pay-per-view deal with Showtime created shock waves in the boxing world, but in the afterglow of the announcement it was something else that really stuck out.
Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, was expounding on how Mayweather wanted to remain active and participate in fan-friendly bouts that promised excitement. And then he said this:
"Floyd could beat any of them guys, from 140 to 147 and from 154 to 160."
In what is typical of the Mayweather camp, Ellerbe then proceeded to soften the declaration.
"I didn't say he was fighting at [middleweight], just that he could beat all them guys in those weights. We'll see what he chooses to do."
Well, if it were up to Floyd -- who normally fights at welterweight (147 pounds) but whose last fight was at junior middleweight (154) -- he'd probably choose to wait until "all them guys" lost first or beat each other up, but we're more than happy to help with theRead More »from If Floyd Mayweather wants to fight a middleweight, a dream matchup awaits