Mayweather vs. Crawford in 2020?
Despite Floyd Mayweather claiming he was officially done with fighting earlier this week in an interview, speculation has once again risen that he will be making another comeback. And if those rumors are true, Terence Crawford wants in.
Spotted at a Boston Celtics NBA game with UFC President Dana White, the two sides teased on social media coming together for another event, and he followed that up with another post teasing his in-ring return.
Mayweather hasn’t officially competed since the August 2017 “Money Fight” with Conor McGregor, and he hasn’t faced a boxer since Andre Berto in 2015 (his fight with Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN last New Year’s Eve was an exhibition contest).
While Mayweather’s words need to be taken with a grain of salt, he does have one man interested in facing him — Crawford, the current WBO welterweight champion.
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) November 23, 2019
Crawford, 35-0 with 26 wins by KO/TKO, has won a championship in three of the divisions Mayweather has. Crawford is considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in boxing today; however, he has competed just once this year, defeating Amir Khan with ease at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 20. Crawford defends his title against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on December 14.
If Mayweather were truly to come back, it’s unknown if such a fight would work out, as Mayweather is closely associated with Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions. With the PBC having fighters who own all but one of the 147-pound titles, it makes things difficult for Crawford, represented by Top Rank, to get unification bouts with any of the other champions in the division.
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