Floyd Mayweather has suggested the world of boxing wants a white superstar and that is the reason Andre Ward has been “forced” to move up to light-heavyweight.
Mayweather was unquestionably boxing’s biggest star before he chose to hang up his gloves recently with an undefeated professional record of 49-0.
Ward could potentially step into Money’s shoes as the undefeated 31-year-old is currently the WBA super middleweight champion.
But Mayweather believes Ward has been coerced into stepping up a division—in order to eventually face unified champion Sergey Kovalev—so that he can be removed from his lofty position.
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is another fighter aiming to step into Mayweather’s shoes as boxing’s biggest star.
The Kazakh fighter has gone 34 professional fights undefeated, winning 31 of them by knockout.
His devastating power and exciting style have won him a lot of fans, but his latest defeat of David Lemieux drew only an approximated 150,000 pay-per-view buys.
Golovkin has passed every test that has been thrown at him with flying colours and is a stark contrast to Mayweather in terms of style.
Money still makes headlines despite no longer being an active fighter, but Golovkin can change that if he keeps on winning.