For some time now, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has been teasing boxing fans around the globe about a possible fight with Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao. But during Money’s birthday last Monday, Feb. 24, the WBC title holder got serious as he announced his next fight.
On May 3, he will be facing off against Argentinean fighter Marcos Maidana, BBC Sports reports. The fight will be a unification bout that will pit Mayweather’s WBC welterweight belt against Maidana’s WBA title. The match, which was formally announced by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The announcement of the unified bout automatically disregards any talks about a fight between Mayweather and Amir Khan for this year. According to Bleacher Report, Khan was so sure that he will get a chance to go toe-to-toe against the undefeated boxer that he cancelled a scheduled match against Devon Alexander.
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