No time wasting anymore for Floyd Mayweather, as the 36-year-old superstar said at tonight's post-fight press conference after his win over Canelo Alvarez that he'd be back in the ring on May 3, 2014, when boxing's next traditionally huge weekend is upon us.
Mayweather dominated young Alvarez tonight, winning a (ridiculous) majority decision on scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 114-114, with most fans and media seeing the fight nowhere near close, including plenty of 120-108 and 119-109 scores out there. BLH officially scored it 119-109, and our own Ryan Bivins also had it for Mayweather, 120-108.
[ Highlights - Mayweather beats Canelo ]
The question will soon turn to Mayweather's next opponent, of course, but it could be a while before we have an answer there. Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO) is a potential opponent now after his win tonight over Lucas Matthysse, but the winner of a potential December 7 fight between Devon Alexander and Amir Khan also figures to factor into the decision, particularly if it's Khan, a fighter Golden Boy seems desperate to get into a Mayweather fight, perhaps if only to get that one true "big fight" out of his career.
We'll have more on Mayweather's potential options for May, but that's when you can expect to see him in the ring again. He's got 24 months left on his Showtime deal and four more fights to go under that contract, and he looks like he's planning to keep fighting twice a year. He looked incredibly sharp tonight, so there's no reason, it would seem, for him to just fight once a year, even as he gets older. If you can call what he's doing "getting older" anyway.
Fight coverage: Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez
• Mayweather prevails in majority decision
• How did one judge score fight a draw?
• Mayweather vs. Canelo post-fight presser highlights
• Mayweather on Canelo: "He will carry the torch"
• After big bout, no follow up in sight for boxing