QUOTE (iKeNjiro @ Nov 16 2011, 01:56 AM)
A couple is asking for a lot is it not?
the man has been in the sport 14+ years
I think he should go big this next year an hang it up....he'll be what 35? do two or three fights next year, though 2 fights is fine
make sure there big names
Floyd vs Martinez early next year
Floyd vs Amere Con late next year
Floyd vs Pacquiao early next year
and retire or maybe fight Amere Con at the end of the year
side note Amir Khan might be earning his name back in my book, after speaking and telling the truth about the fight on the 12th
Honestly, I dont believe 2 years is asking for much. Yes, he will be 35 in February and yes, he's been in the sport for about 15 years (depending on whether or not you want to count the lay-offs), BUT...as far as ring wear...he can still fight for about another 2-3 years. There will be too much money involved for him to step away after 2 more fights. If the Pacquiao fight is made and he dominates Pac, there WILL be a rematch...for monetary reasons. The more money Floyd brings to the sport, the more money they will pay him for doing his part to keep the sport relevant.
A Martinez fight could be possible in the near future, but a Khan fight seems more likely to happen before that. Besides, a Khan fight will keep Pacquiao, Roach, and Ariza in the picture while the fight is being built. Pac will be sparring with Khan on 24/7, more viewers will watch and give Khan a bigger chance in the fight...which equals...there ya go...more money and more buys. I dont see Martinez bringing that so soon, and he more than likely will have to take the backseat to Khan anyway, for the above reasons.
So let's see here, Floyd may be looking at a Khan fight, 2 Pacquiao fights (possibly 3, if a miracle is in favor of Pac in one of the first two fights), a possible Alvarez fight, a possible Martinez fight, a possible Ortiz rematch, and a possible Berto fight. So thats 3 fights and 4 possibles. Money and promotion will drive these fights, as well as Floyd's decision on how much longer he fights. I wouldn't be surprised if Khan tried to slide in a February fight with a WW, and actually campaign for that May 5th slot, I wouldn't doubt it. Im sure Khan's still aiming for a Nov. or Dec. fight with Floyd if the May date falls through.