Floyd Mayweather Jr. is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers to lace up a pair of gloves. With that said, his legacy extends far beyond what he has been able to accomplish in the ring. Over the years, he’s played a part in the careers of countless world champions like Adrien Broner, Badou Jack, Angelo Leo and Jessie Vargas. Most notably, the former world champion has also mentored and promoted the work of Gervonta “Tank” Davis. While their relationship has been a hot topic within boxing circles recently, Mayweather Jr. did join Davis at T-Mobile Arena when he fought Ryan Garcia earlier this year. In the future, Davis’s lead trainer, Calvin Ford, believes the roles could be reversed if Mayweather Jr. were to come out of retirement to fight Terence “Bud” Crawford.
“The question is, is Floyd going to come out of retirement and fight Crawford? I remember a statement where he said that if Terence beat Spence, then he would come out of retirement,” Ford told ESNews.
“That’s a good one because you’ve got the old great against the new great. The pay-per-views would be stupid!”
Mayweather Jr. nor Crawford have offered a response to the comments made by Ford, but the current welterweight champion has made it clear who he’d like to fight next. However, it is not Mayweather Jr.
“At this point in time, I’m looking for bigger and better opportunities, like Jermell Charlo,” Crawford told Hot 97 on Thursday.
Unfortunately, Charlo is currently set to challenge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the undisputed super middleweight title. Still, Charlo could conceivably move back down to the 154-pound division and fight Crawford afterward.
“I want to let everyone know. At 154, I ain’t done yet. I ain’t done yet. But I’m fittin’ to go catch that crown,” Charlo said earlier this week.
“Roy [Jones Jr.] was able to move up and down. He did a great job. Shoutout to him. But aye, it’s my turn now.”