By NICK GIONGCO
Floyd Mayweather will be returning to the ring although it could not be determined who he will be up against.
This was the belief of the unbeaten fighter’s father Floyd Sr, who said recently that he is “pretty sure” fight fans haven’t seen the last of his brash son.
Reports that Mayweather might end up coming back has been surfacing in the weeks after Manny Pacquiao’s emphatic win over Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In fact, Mayweather was seen training in the gym after a heated verbal spat involving him and Pacquiao relative to a return meeting that is expected to become another box office hit.
In May 2015, Mayweather and Pacquiao fought their way to a record-setting $600-million revenue and even if a rematch won’t generate the same amount, it would still be a smash hit owing to the clamor of the public.
Pacquiao, who turns 41 in December, will likely sit out the rest of the year since the Thurman fight turned out to be a slugfest.
If a Mayweather match doesn’t materialize, there are other attractive alternatives.
Being looked at are Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia, both fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) banner owned by Al Haymon, the promotional outfit Pacquiao also is under contract.
Sean Gibbons, Pacquiao’s right-hand man, is also on the lookout for Mayweather but will settle for one of the Garcias in case Mayweather wounds up bluffing.