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Oscar de la Hoya talks Mayweather-Cintron, Kizer talks Mayweather-Mosley

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

A couple of things have come up today involving Floyd Mayweather Jr., regarding what could be two fights in just a few months time.

First: Kermit Cintron is emerging as a strong candidate to fight Mayweather, it would appear. Oscar de la Hoya told Puerto Rican writer Carlos Rosario (link via Boxing Scene) that Cintron is a "very great" possibility to face Mayweather in March, but that it's up to Floyd and his team.

People can spin that however they want, and Oscar says that Kermit is one of the best welterweights out there, even though Cintron has been fighting at junior middleweight for a year now, and his best win at welterweight might was against Lovemore N'dou or David Estrada. But hey, Oscar says so, so it must be true.

I mean, I prefer Kermit to Nate Campbell for sure. Campbell is too small and too old, and if nothing else Kermit can bring some thunder. I don't think he'll be able to hit Mayweather with a golf club if they get in there, and I believe Floyd's speed and defensive mastery would have him potshotting Kermit all night long. I mean look at the trouble Cintron had with Sergio Martinez. Admittedly Martinez and Mayweather aren't the same fighter, but Martinez is a cutie and dominated Cintron, no matter what the bogus judges' cards said.

Still, at least he'd have a puncher's chance, which is a whole hell of a lot more than I can say about Campbell or Paul Malignaggi.

Second: Ryan Burton reports that Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said he's hearing that Golden Boy is looking to stage a fight between Mayweather and Shane Mosley in June. With Mosley fighting on January 30 and Mayweather on March 13, that seems a quick turnaround, especially for Floyd.

I keep saying that Mosley would still have to get past Andre Berto, but hell, maybe he doesn't. Maybe Mosley can lose to Berto and still fight Floyd. Stupider things have happened. People are talking about Mosley-Berto like it's already a done deal, worrying about what Shane will do after his big win. I seem to recall another fight where folks were doing that: Mosley-Margarito.

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