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Floyd Mayweather was ready khổng lồ return to lớn the ring for an exhibition bout in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 14, but the event was postponed the day before due lớn the death of the country"s president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Since he officially retired in 2017, Mayweather has been fighting in exhibition bouts, but is that a sign he wants khổng lồ return -- one more time? How about archrival Manny Pacquiao? He just lost his bid khổng lồ become president of the Philippines và could also make a return. Is that good for him và boxing?

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One fighter that should return -- to lớn super middleweight after losing to Dmitry Bivol at light heavyweight -- is Canelo Alvarez. But can he return lớn the đứng đầu of the pound-for-pound danh sách after dropping all the way lớn No. 4? & how does Bivol match up with the other two champions in the division, Artur Beterbiev & Joe Smith Jr., who meet to unify three belts on June 18?

Waiting in the wings is David Benavidez, who fights on Saturday against veteran David Lemieux. Is he ready for Alvarez?

Mike Coppinger, Michael Rothstein và Ben Baby answer these questions và more.

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Would you lượt thích Floyd Mayweather khổng lồ make a comeback?

There is no part of me that wants lớn see Floyd Mayweather in the ring. If I really want lớn see him in action, I"ll go on YouTube and find highlights of him from 2001 khổng lồ 2005, when he was beating the likes of Diego Corrales, Arturo Gatti và Jose Luis Castillo.

That"s when he was truly entertaining. As Mayweather got older và moved up in weight, his ability to become polarizing and evoke strong emotions among even casual fans was the most intriguing thing about him. Toward the end of his career, he rarely knocked fighters down or even hurt them.

Since he beat Andre Berto in 2015, Mayweather has pushed the boundaries of matchmaking in order lớn continue to lớn find lucrative paydays, perhaps his greatest skill as a prizefighter. He manufactured a bout against former UFC champion Conor McGregor in order lớn claim a 50-0 professional record. Last year, he fought internet star Logan Paul in a highly consumed pay-per-view.

But even this aspect of Mayweather"s business strategy is slowing down. His latest foil was scheduled khổng lồ be Don Moore, a man whose last fight was in 2016 against someone with a 5-16-1 record according lớn BoxRec, before being postponed. But the fight was postponed following the death of the United Arab Emirates president, Shiekh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Even if the fight had occurred, however, we might be asking the wrong question. Has the market khổng lồ see Mayweather in the ring for any type of combat dried up? -- Ben Baby

Will Manny Pacquiao return lớn boxing after losing the presidential elections in the Philippines?

Manny Pacquiao lost in his attempt khổng lồ become president of his country of Philippines this month.Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty ImagesHe shouldn"t. Not at all. He"s 43 years old, và who knows exactly how much he"s been training? At some point, it"s good for boxers to stop fighting, & after 72 career fights, the future Hall of Famer should enjoy retirement. I know it"s hard for boxers to do that, but Pacquiao clearly has vast interests outside boxing -- evidenced by his long, concurrent political career in the Philippines, a foray into basketball and music. He still can be in cảm ứng with boxing with his MP Promotions company, but just don"t bởi vì it inside the ring.

Boxing is full of fighters who didn"t know the right time to walk away. Pacquiao first fought professionally in 1995, at age 16, more than half a lifetime ago -- longer than up-and-comers Jaron "Boots" Ennis & Vergil Ortiz Jr. Have been alive.

Pacquiao, even with a loss to lớn Yordenis Ugas last year, has every reason lớn look back on his career with immense pride. But that"s what he needs to be doing: Looking back at what he did instead of kicking around the idea of what he still might be able lớn do. -- Michael Rothstein

What do you want lớn see from David Benavidez on Saturday to make him stand out?

Unbeaten two-time world champion David Benavidez, left, faces David Lemieux on Saturday.Alejandro Salazar/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesNot much. He"s knocked out four of his last five opponents -- the fifth, Roamer Alexis Angulo, retired. He"s facing a good opponent, although Lemieux has not always had great showings against high-level fighters. He was knocked out by Gennadiy Golovkin in 2015 and lost a unanimous decision khổng lồ Billy Joe Saunders in 2017.

If Benavidez is able khổng lồ stop David Lemieux, that could be enough khổng lồ set up a fight with undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, which would give Benavidez a massive payday & a potentially career-defining fight. Heck, as long as he beats Lemieux, that could happen. Some would argue it should happen.

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So not sure if there"s anything I need to see from Benavidez beyond the type of showing he"s been capable of. -- Rothstein

How does Canelo Alvarez return khổng lồ the đứng top of the P4P list?

Canelo Alvarez, left, went up in weight and lost khổng lồ Dmitry Bivol challenging for the WBA light heavyweight title.Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesMuch of that could hinge on a potential matchup between Terence Crawford và Errol Spence Jr. Later this year. Crawford is No. 1 and Spence is two spots behind him, so if there"s a convincing winner, that fighter is likely to lớn cement himself as the pound-for-pound king.

For Alvarez to lớn return lớn No. 1, he first must defeat Dmitry Bivol in a rematch, which would be challenging after the lopsided nature of their first bout. If Alvarez opts khổng lồ fight GGG instead and follows up with a win over Jermall Charlo or David Benavidez, that could be enough for him to lớn return to lớn his perch on the top of the list. -- Mike Coppinger

How does Dmitry Bivol match up with Artur Beterbiev/Joe Smith Jr.?

Dmitry Bivol, above, could face the winner of the Artur Beterbiev-Joe Smith Jr. Khổng lồ unify all four light heavyweight world titles.Al Bello/Getty Images