Five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, has called for two heavyweight clashes between four of the high-profile names in the division.
‘TBE” has reiterated his stance that the ‘best should fight the best’ after the continued collapse of some of the biggest fights in boxings blue-ribbon division.
Mayweather was named as the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Decade for his dominance in the 2010’s, retiring with a résumé of 50-0 and the record for the most victories over world champions.
Since retirement, the 46 year-old has received criticism for his exhibition bouts, where he earns millions for fighting lesser opponents, but the notorious financial obsession of, the appropriately named, ‘Money’ Mayweather means fans should expect many more in the future.
In a recent interview, Mayweather named the two heavyweight fights he wants to see most.
“[Oleksandr] Usyk and [Tyson] Fury, we need to match those guys. Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua, there’s so many great fights out there and all those guys have so much talent.”
“The best should fight the best, but a lot of the time people don’t really understand that it doesn’t work like that in boxing. It’s not that one fighter is scared of the other, it’s just that everything is about timing, but the best should fight the best in today’s era.”
There is a chance that Floyd may get his wish, after speculation of a heavyweight four-man tournament in Saudi Arabia that would likely see Fury fight Usyk and Wilder take on Joshua in the semi-finals.
Eddie Hearn backed up these rumours by confirming that Saudi representatives had been in touch about the plan to host the two super fights on the same night and is flying out for negotiations next week.