Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Schaefer: Alexander Facing Brook, No Mayweather Talks

By Robert Morales

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, told BoxingScene.com on Friday morning said that he is just waiting on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to announce his opponent for May 4.

"Based on my involvement, based on my history with Floyd, based on negotiations that have taken place in the last few months, I know who it's going to be, but I'm not going to talk about it," said Schaefer, who has promoted Mayweather's past several fights.

Perhaps unknowingly, Schaefer might have given a hint as to which fighter will be standing across from Mayweather when the bell rings for the main event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Cinco De Mayo weekend.

We asked Schaefer about the possibility that Mayweather is going to choose Devon Alexander instead of Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero if for no other reason than Mayweather apparently sent out a tweet identifying Alexander as the leading candidate.

"I am the promoter of Devon Alexander and Devon Alexander has a mandatory for the IBF," Schaefer said to BoxingScene.com. "The IBF wouldn't grant a step-aside and so therefore Devon Alexander is going to go and fight Kell Brook, which by the way is the fight I'm working on re-scheduling.

"I have absolutely no awareness of any negotiations taking place with a fighter who is under a promotional contact with us. And Al Haymon, who is the advisor for Devon Alexander and Floyd Mayweather as well, has not confided to me either that there would be any negotiations going on unbeknownst to me."

Schaefer said Alexander would have to walk away from his IBF welterweight belt to get the fight with Mayweather.

A fight with Alexander would seem to be a much safer avenue for Mayweather, who will not have fought for a year once May 4 rolls around. But Schaefer scoffed at the suggestion that Mayweather is afraid of Guerrero - who was a beast in his victory over Andre Berto - or any other fighter. Until the aforementioned tweet, most in the industry assumed Guerrero would be the guy.

"I don't think that Floyd Mayweather really worries about losing," Schaefer said. "He's extremely confident that he would beat anyone."

As for Alexander, he recently pulled out of his scheduled Feb. 23 title defense against Brook because of a biceps injury.

It made one wonder if that was the old pull-out to get a better gig type of deal. Mayweather would be a better gig, to be sure, even if Alexander had to give up his IBF belt because he could conceivably fight for Mayweather's WBC belt and he would make more money.  

Robert Morales covers boxing for the Los Angeles Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=Fighting Pride;13043056]Schaefer has been trying to build mayweather-guerrero since back when guerrero beat katsidis at LW. Now that ghost has a couple of good wins at WW and is seen as a legit opponent, this is the fight that will…

Comment by Fighting Pride on 02-16-2013

Schaefer has been trying to build mayweather-guerrero since back when guerrero beat katsidis at LW. Now that ghost has a couple of good wins at WW and is seen as a legit opponent, this is the fight that will happen.…

Comment by Fighting_Pride on 02-09-2013

alexander is a nobody, no one ever watches his boring a[B]s[/B]s fights. mayweather is bluffing, he's desperate for any attention

Comment by ADP02 on 02-09-2013

[QUOTE=PBP;13012480]There are no risks at 147. Only money. He has 2 world champions to choose from. He's going to make the decision that's best for business for Floyd Mayweather.[/QUOTE] No names stand out that would bring in the big money…

Comment by richardt on 02-09-2013

[QUOTE=radioraheem;13012351]That may not be true. Keep in mind, Richard Schaefer is not the one responsible for paying the fighter.[/QUOTE]None of that is the case because Floyd was not negotiating with Alexander, he simply called him and they talked about a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (76)
Top Headlines Pacquiao: What Happened With Marquez Will Not Happen Again! Cameron Krael Fights on Mayweather Card at MGM Grand Video: Mike Reed on Preparing Adrien Broner For Pacquiao Video: Roy Jones Jr. Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Broner Clash Video: Caleb Plant Discusses IBF Title Win Over Jose Uzcategui Video: Al Bernstein Reacts To Adrien Broner Going Off On Him Manny Pacquiao - Is This the One? Amir Khan: I'll Beat Crawford, Take His Place in P4P Rankings! Muhammad Ali's Hometown Renames Airport in His Honor Broner Tells Pacquiao's Group He Has Cat, Dog For Them To Eat Video: Pacquiao vs. Broner - All Access Daily - Part 1 Broner Calls Showtime's Al Bernstein Biased, 'B*tch-Ass N*gga' Photos: Pacquiao, Broner - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Go Face To Face Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - Go Face To Face Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Go Face To Face Broner: Pacquiao, Roach Underestimating A Lot Of What I Can Do Anthony Dirrell Confident of Beating Yildirim For WBC Title Luis Ortiz To Face Christian Hammer, March 2 At Barclays Ellerbe: Mayweather-Pac Talk Premature, Broner Can Win Broner: Me & Pacquiao Did VADA Testing 'After I Made Some Noise' Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Undercard Information News: Ceylan, Otha Jones, Kem Ljungquist, Alejandro Jimenez Ray Beltran-Hiroki Okada Announced For Ramirez-Zepeda Card Wilder-Fury Rematch: Purse Bid Set For February 5, 60-40 Split Boxeo Telemundo Returns on February 22 In Kissimmee Daniel Dubois, Nicola Adams Returns Confirmed By Warren Pablo Cesar Cano To Impose Will on Aging Jorge Linares Jarrell Miller Tabs Joshua as 'Turd' - Gives High Praise To Hearn Arum: Haymon Only Promoter Who Won't Work With Others Zerafa Warns Jeff Horn: I'm No Faded Old Man Like Mundine Amanda Serrano: Things Much Better Now For Female Boxers Nathan Gorman Aims For Spectacular KO on February 23 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues To Grind in Las Vegas Amir Khan: Hearn is Pissed Off, But I Control My Own Destiny Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show Kambosos Details Lessons Learned as Pacquiao Sparring Partner Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement