Prior to Saturday night’s super middleweight title fight between Badou Jack and Lucian Bute, Showtime’s Jim Gray conducted a brief interview with former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. During this interview the now retired Mayweather mentioned having had discussions with CBS and Showtime about a possible comeback at some point in the foreseeable future. He indicated that talks surrounded big money mentioned nine figures. But Mayweather also said that he enjoyed being on the retired said of retirement.
Meanwhile, middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is slated to make the first defense of his titles when he takes on Amir Khan this upcoming Saturday. The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 155 pounds, and the winner is supposedly being mandated to face Gennady Golovkin next, where negotiations are ordered to begin shortly after the fight. The Alvarez-Khan match-up is unusual to some degree, because Khan – despite being an elite level talent with a proven track record at 140 – has never had a bout north of 147, and he never looked particularly good when campaigning at that weight class in any case.
Will Floyd Mayweather Jr really return to the ring? And if so against who? Will the Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan middleweight championship be something that will leave fans excited? Who will win this interesting clash of very different styles. And what will become of the WBC mandatory situation? Will Gennady Golovkin really receive an opportunity to face the winner of Canelo vs Khan? Will he be made to continue waiting? Or will the winner be forced to vacate should he not be in accordance with the WBC’s rules pertaining to their mandatory. This edition of Rummy’s Corner will attempt to answer these questions and more. Please watch and enjoy the video to get one man’s take on these trending boxing topics.