Floyd Mayweather is planning his return to the ring and one of Mayweather’s advisors, Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN that Mayweather plans to fight twice in 2013. Could Pacquiao be one of the two fights?! I’m not holding my breathe, but I am excited to see Mayweather make his return. Check out the report…
According to Dan Rafael at ESPN.com:
“Floyd has told us that he is fighting twice in 2013 with the first date being May 4 — Cinco De Mayweather — and the second date being Sept. 14,” Ellerbe said.
“Mayweather Promotions is looking forward to these two gigantic Floyd Mayweather events in 2013, and we are in ongoing discussions with our promotional partner, Richard Schaefer (chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions) in finalizing the opponent and other aspects of the upcoming promotion.”
“That is still to be determined,” Ellerbe said of the weight and opponent. “He is just looking to come back in two gigantic fights in 2013 and continue to show why he is the best in boxing.”
Mayweather could try to make the long-awaited fight with Pacquiao should Pacquiao prevail on Saturday night, but that is unlikely for the same reasons the fight has gone unmade for years. Most recently, it has been Mayweather’s demand for far more than 50 percent of the money that was a deal breaker. Pacquiao already has said he would accept 45 percent and also would undergo the random blood and urine testing that Mayweather has insisted on for him and his opponents in recent fights.
The most likely opponents for Mayweather are junior middleweight titlist and Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and interim welterweight titlist Robert Guerrero, who is technically Mayweather’s mandatory challenger and has been calling him out.