Jeff Mayweather says Pacquiao and Khan are the only two options for his nephew; claims Floyd beats them both ‘easy’

Floyd Mayweather in the ring, left, catching Marcos Maidana in their rematch (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

A few weeks removed from his 47th victory as a professional, Floyd Mayweather has been enjoying some much deserved down time by jet setting the globe over, including recent stops in Turkey, Paris, and London, England.

Mayweather won a 12-round unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana in their rematch inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sep. 13 and he is slated to return in May.

And while Floyd continues to enjoy himself abroad, back in his home base of Vegas, people have begun to speculate his ring return.

For the fighter’s Uncle Jeff, a respect trainer and former IBO junior lightweight champion, he felt Floyd was sharp last month.

“I thought Floyd gave a brilliant boxing lesson,” Jeff stated of Mayweather-Maidana II.

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“He did what he was supposed to do,” Jeff added. “He stayed off the ropes and he took charge of the fight.”

Mayweather very well could be looking at the final two fights of his illustrious career next year and for Jeff, there are only a few realistic options at this point.

“There’s only two names out there worth fighting and that has any value,” Jeff stated. “That’s [Manny] Pacquiao and Amir Khan. That’s it. Other than that, I don’t know who it’s going to be.”

Pacquiao is slated for a November return against WBO junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri while Khan may be retuning a month later.

Regardless of any upcoming schedule, Jeff doesn’t see either as being much of a threat.

“Either one,” Jeff said when asked who prefers for Floyd. “He beats them both easy.”

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