Fighters like Amir Khan and Keith Thurman are pushing hard to land a fall showdown with WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is scheduled to return on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
But yet another fighter has been beating the drum to get Mayweather in the ring. Former champion Anthony Mundine holds the WBC silver title at junior middleweight. He says the World Boxing Council has him in line to fight Mayweather.
“I know Floyd Mayweather is aware of me as a fighter, I just thought I would reach out to him. Not in a disrespectful way, I just wanted to get his attention. At the end of the day, I know it’s a long shot, but I believe I can give him a much better fight than he’s been getting. I think our styles are very similar,” Mundine told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
“He’s a bit more skilled than me because of his experience, but I’ve been in big fights too and I’m at the point now where I believe I can mix it with the best of them. I’m a very colorful character and once they get to know my background and see what I’ve done and how I’ve done it, it’s very intriguing. I’m pretty brash and cocky in my own right; it will make for a good fight before, during and after.”