I don't see the Mayweather camp taking this offer but I'm wondering if the Showtime executives are pushing hard for this one. They're the ones who gave Floyd the $200m contract and they're the ones who said they have to offer Floyd more money per fight to keep him coming back.
I mean, who does Floyd fight now? Danny Garcia? No one wants to see that nor is it even competitive. Amir Khan? Yeah that would succeed in a major way in the UK...but there's a good chance Khan gets KTFO or loses a wide decision to Devon Alexander in December.
The only way Showtime can build a BIG event for Floyd's 3rd fight is to make him move up in weight. Sergio Martinez would be an interesting option although they'd probably make him drop to 154. There's the Gennady Golovkin rumor but he doesn't have the name recognition to draw the Money Team into a fight.
That's why I think Showtime is the one behind this Hopkins-Mayweather thing. If this fight gets made, it's because Showtime forced it to happen. But it's gonna take one hell of an offer for Al Haymon to tell Floyd to sign up for this. LINK