Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II Officially Announced for September 13
Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced on his social media accounts Thursday that he’ll fight a rematch against Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather (46-0, 26 knockouts) and Maidana (35-3) engaged in an entertaining bout on May 3
at MGM Grand that one judge scored 114-114, while the others gave Mayweather a victory by decision, 116-112 and 117-111.
Mayweather’s tweet came in the form of a photo with the caption: “Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 on September 13, Live on Showtime PPV. #Mayhem”.
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which has hosted the last nine Mayweather fights.
“Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory,” said Mayweather. “His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I’m not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the fans what they want to see.
“I will be as prepared as I always am when I step in the ring on September 13. I only see the outcome one way and that’s another successful night for me and my team.”
A five-city promotional tour will kick off next week, with stops in New York and Washington D.C. (Monday), Chicago and San Antonio (Tuesday), and Los Angeles on Thursday. All of the stops are open to the public.
“The rematch with Mayweather is the only fight that really motivates me,” said Maidana. “I feel I earned it in the ring and Floyd owed it to me. I’ve already proved that I don’t care if the man I have in front of me is the best pound-for-pound champion. I was close to ending his reign last time. On September 13 he will not get away undefeated.”
Mayweather-Maidana II will be the fourth fight of Mayweather’s lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime. He’s defeated Robert Guerrero, Canelo Alvarez and Maidana on Showtime pay-per-view in his last three fights. The Mayweather-Canelo fight was the highest-grossing fight in boxing history.