Don't worry: Floyd Mayweather Jr has no interest in fighting Erik Morales. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
As expected, there's really nothing more than rumors and out of context quoting and other nonsense to the talk of a possible (not really possible) fight on May 5, 2012, between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Erik Morales. Here's what Dan Rafael of ESPN.com had to say today on Twitter:
(1) According to (Golden Boy) matchmaker (Eric Gomez) he was asked by a Mexican reporter last week if Morales could maybe fight Floyd (2) The response was that, sure, Erik would like to fight Floyd. Erik always wants the best but Floyd is in position to pick his opponents (3) The FACT (not internet rumor nonsense) is that NOBODY from Mayweather's camp has brought up Mayweather fighting Morales. Simply not true. (4) Golden Boy represents Morales and works with Floyd and according to GB there has been NO discussion of them fighting. It won't happen.
Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO) is not going to fight Erik Morales on May 5. Or ever, unless something dramatically changes with Erik Morales here in his mid-30s, or if Floyd becomes an also-ran. I mean maybe when they're both in their 40s, if Floyd turns into another Roy Jones Jr, the fight could happen, I guess, at 154 pounds or something, but no, this fight is not going to happen in May.
But it's almost as unlikely that Mayweather vs Pacquiao happens in May, so that still leaves the open question: Who will Floyd fight on Cinco De Mayo when he gets back in the ring?
My dark horse pick: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at a 151-pound catchweight. Please don't take that as fact or anything more than a shot in the dark pick based on the date, the available fighters, and the promoters.