Franchise Thoughts: C.R.E.A.M.

The title stands for Cash Rules Everything Around Mayweather, in case you're wondering. And while it's not terribly creative (but does show my love for Wu-Tang Clan), it does summarize pretty nicely where things stand right now with regards to the most talented boxer on the planet, Floyd Mayweather.

Forget that talk about Money dabbling in Mixed Martial Arts, at least for now. Among other sources, ESPN.com is reporting that Mayweather is close to facing Oscar De La Hoya again, either on Sept. 13 or Sept. 20 of this year.

Yes, the first fight broke all kinds of records at the gate and on pay-per-view. Yes, it went into the books as a split decision (though this observer thought otherwise). But is the boxing world really clamoring for a rematch? I'm thinking probably not.

The ESPN article all but admits that a second De La Hoya-Mayweather fight won't do as well as the original, but Ricky Hatton's KO loss left Pretty Boy as Oscar's most lucrative opponent. Sorry, Miguel Cotto, but it looks like both halves of this match-up are avoiding you.

For Floyd, it's all about the money too. MMA can wait, as can thoughts of any opponent who might test Mayweather's entire range of skills. This is another safe fight, because really, with each passing month, the chance that the aging Golden Boy can pull off an improbable upset grows smaller.

People will watch, even us here at BoxingWatchers.com, because it's what we're sworn to do. That doesn't mean I have to be too gung ho about it though.

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