Originally Posted by MAG1965
if that were the case he would have fought Pacman. Then he would have had his biggest payday. I think he cares about legacy. He just does not want to be beaten or have a chance to take a beating. I understand that, who wants a beating, but he is different than most great fighters who take the chance. That is why I think he is not in the class of great fighters.
Originally Posted by ROACH
Well, that's what I'm saying. He would have made an enormous amount of money fighting Pacquaio, but he also might have lost in embarassing fashion.
Same with Martinez or as we will find out, Canelo. He can make an enormous amount of money fighting either of them, but Martinez will quote "crack his bones" and Canelo has a great chance of putting a beat down on a declining Mayweather.
So I think he will only fight guys like Guerrero, who just had a fan friendly fight with Berto, and is undeservingly being named "Fighter of the Year" by the RING.
While this fight will certainly not generate as much money as a fight with Pacquaio, Canelo, or Martinez, it will generate a good amount, and it's a relatively riskless fight relative to the others.
Garcia will make a great deal of money due to Garcia's highlight KOs and the 24/7 that will feature Angel Garcia.
Floyd will make millions of dollars with these fights and take very little risk.
Mosley could have been to strong for him. Cotto could have been to much for him at JMW. Ortiz could have been to strong and being a southpaw could have been a problem.
There is no way humanly possible that Mayweather or any fighter would know exactly how strong or good or the problems these guys would present in the ring. He does his best to train for the possibilities but to act as if he knew to himself Mosley would be an easy win or Cotto or Ortiz would be a sure win then you guys are nuts.