The rumor mill is kicking into a higher gear than normal for the fight game, and much of the chatter is centered on the weltwerweight and middleweight divisions.
My man Mister X has his nose to the ground and ear to the doors; he’s hearing this and that, and much of the quiet yapping has to do with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Bud Crawford.
X thinks Pacman vs Crawford could be in play; but wait, where would that faceoff land? Bud is beholden to ESPN, but Manny is in the PBC fold for one more fight — or more? So could that really get made? What about Bud vs Money?
X believes Eddie Hearn will be taking more runs at other big name game, like, for instance Pacman.
Jermall Charlo has or will be offered a one-fight deal to face Demetrius Andrade on DAZN, so it would be up to Jermall if he grabs that deal or not.
Andrade is expected to take care of his next opponent, Luke Keeler, so he’d be ready to go late spring/early summer versus the Texas twin.
”The winner of that would get to fight GGG,” X offered.
Hmm, intriguing; would GGG be the favorite versus Andrade? Versus Jermall? Both? Neither?
AND, might we see Floyd Mayweather, if he indeed does come back for 2020, do his thing on DAZN?
Depending on their strategy for 2020, those cats would be in play to snag a Floyd fight, their bank book is big enough, it’s simply a matter of, will John Skipper get the OK to write yet another ludicrous check for talent?
Danny Garcia’s name has been active on the chat scene. X thinks he could be the lead dog to get a Pacman fight in the summer. But if indeed Errol Spence has that miracle comeback in May/June, we’d think Garcia would be the top-most possibility to land a pair-up with Spence.
X believes it a possibility we see Terence Crawford fighting on DAZN, maybe. I say no way, ESPN+ isn’t keen on that site. I also think Al Haymon gets inventive and keeps Pacman within the PBC fold for 2020.
Y’all talk to me, what of these theories play out as reality?