Five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather announced on December 12 that he will be making his return on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
Nicknamed ‘Money’, Mayweather has been absent from the squared circle after being jailed from June to August having pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend back in 2010.
The WBC welterweight and WBA light-middleweight titleholder last fought against Miguel Cotto in May 2012.
Unbeaten in 43 fights since turning professional in 1996, many regard Mayweather as pound-for-pound the best pugilist in the world.
Although no opponent has been named for his comeback, there are several worthy challengers at 10.5 stone and at 11 stone who could test the American.
1. Robert Guerrero
While Mayweather was incarcerated Guerrero defeated the then unbeaten Selcuk Aydin in his first welterweight bout to capture the WBC interim title.
Since that win in July, ‘The Ghost’ dropped Andre Berto twice in the opening round en route to a unanimous points victory to defend his title in November.