The moments are ticking away until this Saturday night’s welterweight unification showdown between Keith “One Time” Thurman and Danny “Swift” Garcia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY.
The winner will not only become a unified champion and notch the biggest win of their careers, but they’ll also be recognized as the lineal welterweight champion something that hasn’t happen since Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired in 2015.
This is why no matter who wins, they need to capitalize on their biggest moment and challenge Mayweather.
Neither Thurman nor Garcia has been in a pay per view main event. Therefore, this would be the perfect opportunity to call out Mayweather right after the fight and see if they can lure him out of retirement and earn the biggest payday of their career.
Mayweather has said recently that he’s happy with being retired when he shot down reports that he was close to signing a fight with Conor Mcgregor.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 14, 2017
He might be happy in his retirement, but we all know he loves to make money and a fight with the winner of Thurman vs. Garcia would give him another opportunity to earn a nine-figure payday.
There would be a lot of intrigue with him coming out of retirement at 40-years old, a challenging winner, and it would certainly be more competitive than a boxing match between himself and Mcgregor.
Another element that would make a Mayweather vs. Thurman/Garcia a huge money making event is that he would be going to 50-0 breaking his tie with Rocky Marciano.
With these elements, a fight between Money and the winner would easily generate over 1 million pay per buys, which would significantly better than his last fight with Andre Berto which by his standards was a pay per view dud.
The only thing left now is to sit back and watch Thurman vs. Garcia on Saturday night and see if the winner calls out Mayweather during the post-fight interview. It makes too much sense for them not to do it.