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Floyd trolls fans, names Berto and Mayfield as potential opponents

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Mayweather tells the media he's looking at two names that absolutely nobody wants to see for his last fight.

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Floyd sure knows how to stir the pot, but saying he's looking at Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as his final opponent isn't very funny (except to maybe himself). During an open workout session with Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter, Floyd was asked about who his supposed final September opponent will be.

"I think I'm going to choose who I want to choose for my September fight," he said. "I think Andre Berto or maybe Karim Mayfield. I need to get ready for my 50th bout. Everybody says that they want to see that and Berto has been looking good as of late."

Just to clarify his statements, NOBODY says they want to see those fights, and I'm sure they would be widely criticized if they were to ever happen (and rightfully so). When reporters asked, "what about Amir Khan?" Floyd simply responded by saying "he's a solid competitor, we just don't know." But thinking about it, I would personally love to see the look on Khan's faced if he got passed over for Karim Mayfield.

The good news is, however, that Floyd has a history of floating names for fights that nobody really wants, before eventually selecting an acceptable opponent. Off the top of my head, I remember him floating a potential fight with Paul Spadafora and Devin Alexander in the past, which weren't well-received, and thankfully didn't happen. Let's hope this is the case here.

But as an aside, Floyd also talked about his thoughts on Gennady Golovkin, whom Floyd says he just saw fight for the first time against Monroe.

"I finally got a chance to see Gennady Golovkin," Mayweather said after watching the Kazakh fighter's six-round decimation of Willie Monroe Jr. last month. "Congratulations to him for everything he's done but he cannot beat me."

"He can punch but if I was working with [Monroe], he would have beaten him," he continued. "I don't take anything away from him because it's obvious he's doing something right. It would probably be a good fight for me but I'm almost finished with my career."

Much ado about nothing. This fight isn't going to happen so there's little point thinking about it. Let's try to focus on reality.