Floyd Mayweather has never been a man short of confidence, a trait that has transitioned seamlessly from his fighting days to his role as a manager / promoter.
And ‘Money’ clearly believes in one of his young charges in particular, whom he says could win a world title in his next fight – which will be his professional debut.
Mayweather was speaking about teenage sensation Curmel Moton, who is considered one of America’s top amateurs and has been sparring the likes of Gervonta Davis since he was 16.
And in a recent interview with FightHype, Mayweather boldly claimed he would fancy Moton’s chances against WBA featherweight world champion Leigh Wood, even if it was his first ever professional fight.
“Who’s the champion at 126lbs, the British dude? Leigh Wood? I got a 126lber, Curmel Moton. That’d be a good match – now.
He’s turning pro. That’s a good match up right now. I don’t know who his promoter is. But I’m telling you that’s a good match up.
We take chances to be great. All I’m saying is this – that’s a good match up.
If our guys is 1 and 0 or 0 and 0 we’ll still take the fight, I’ll put the money up for both sides. He’s 17 and destined to be great. He was born ready.”
Though Mayweather’s statement has already garnered headlines, fans shouldn’t hold their breath in the hope of seeing Wood vs Moton just yet.
Wood’s focus will entirely be on the biggest fight of his career thus far, when he takes on former world champion Josh Warrington at the Sheffield Arena on October 7th.
In one of the biggest domestic match ups of the year, Wood and Warrington will lock horns to truly establish who Britain’s finest featherweight currently is.