Mayweather calls out Leigh Wood to face the 'Next Floyd Mayweather'

Floyd Mayweather has sensationally called out the WBA world featherweight champion, Leigh Wood, to face one of his Mayweather Promotion’s handled prospects.

However, the pressing issue is that the person in question is only seventeen, yet to make his pro debut, but Floyd also wants Wood to be the fighter in question’s pro debut opponent.

The young prospect is eighteen times US national champion, and the U.S.’s number one ranked amateur, Curmel Morton.

Morton resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and despite his young age, is signed up already to Mayweather Promotions. Morton has been a regular fixture in the Mayweather Gym in Vegas and has been used as a sparring partner for Gervonta Davis recently as Davis prepared to face Ryan Garcia back in April.

Wood, who lost and recaptured his WBA world title following back-to-back fights with Mauricio Lara, is next in action in an all-British affair with former two-time IBF world champion Josh Warrington on October 7th.

Mayweather spoke confidently about his prospect Morton. Floyd, speaking to Fighthype, said about how he feels regarding Morton vs Wood, that it is a good fight to make right now, and that he would be willing to “put all the money up for both sides.”

“Leigh Wood - I’ve got a 126lber Curmel Moton that would be a good match now. He’s turning professional. We take chances to be great. Eddie Hearn is a good businessman, and I’m a good businessman. Our guy is 0-0; we’ll take the fight. I’ll put all the money up for both sides. My guy’s 17, he’s destined to be great. Remember I told you that.”

Speaking to the same outlet earlier this year, Floyd believes Morton could be the “next Mayweather.”

“We don’t know who’s going to be the next Floyd Mayweather.

“But I truly believe this could be the next Floyd Mayweather.”

Morton himself is not phased by the expectation put on him by Floyd. He is confident in his abilities to succeed as a professional if and when he does turn to the professional ranks.

“I can handle the pressure. I’ve been putting work in my whole life, and I’m used to it.

“I’ve been doing this since a little kid, so it’s nothing new to me.”

Moton continues, “(Mayweather) said I’m going to be a future world champion. That’s the goal, to be the best in the sport one day.

“We’re going to keep working hard, and we’re going to get there.”