Floyd Mayweather Jr. may fight again on Sept. 14 (Las Vegas News Bureau via AP)Two short emails released to the media Tuesday by Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, seemed to ignite yet another dispute between powerhouse promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy.
On Tuesday, Top Rank formally requested the date of Sept. 14 for a pay-per-view fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley. As soon as that was released, though, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said his plan was to have Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on that date at the MGM Grand Garden.
Both promoters, as well as the casinos, covet the Mexican Independence Day weekend date.
Mayweather is boxing's biggest star, and if he chose to fight, the Las Vegas casino industry as well as the cable and satellite operators, would likely side with him over any other fight. Mayweather does big business.
Timothy Bradley rallied from a knockdown to defeat Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16 (AP)Don't, though, expect there to be two major events in the city as there were in 2012. Las year on Sept. 15, Top Rank put on a pay-per-view showRead More »from Two big cards very tentatively set for Sept. 14, but don’t expecting dueling shows again