LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather, the world's top pound-for-pound boxer, waited until about the last possible moment to announce via a smart phone app on Thursday that he will rematch Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden in a bout that will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view.
Mayweather made the announcement of the rematch of his May 3 majority decision win over Maidana on the Shots smart phone app, but didn't announce either the venue or the promoter. Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, confirmed to Yahoo Sports via telephone that the bout will be co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayeather Promotions.
Mayweather's last nine fights have been at the MGM Grand and have been promoted by Golden Boy, going back to May 5, 2007, when he fought Oscar De La Hoya. However, when Richard Schaefer resigned as CEO of Golden Boy on June 2, Mayweather said he would no longer work with the company founded by De La Hoya
But in a brief telephone conversation with Yahoo on Thursday, Ellerbe said Golden Boy will again promote the bout.
More details will be provided as they become available.
- Floyd Mayweather
- Marcos Maidana