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Floyd Mayweather Back in Florida, Hanging With Don King

By Lem Satterfield

In early August, promoter Don King invited Floyd Mayweather to his Florida home for a lavish dinner.

A week later, just prior to his 79th birthday, King had the unbeaten fighter at ringside for an HBO-televised main event featuring then WBC and IBF junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander's unanimous decision over former WBA king Andriy Kotelnik at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

King was making no secrets of his desire to woo the six-time titlist Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts), this, in an effort to match him against Top Rank Promotions CEO, Bob Arum's seven-division king Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) in a megabout after negotiations between Arum and Golden Boy Promotions -- on behalf of Mayweather -- had twice failed.

King let on that he was trying to win Mayweather yet again during a Thursday conference call with members of the national media.

King did so as he and Arum shared time touting a Showtime televised, March 12 clash between WBA junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 knockouts) and Ricardo Mayorga (29-7-1, 22 KOs).

"It just so happens that Mayweather is here right now. Whether or not he's going to do anything, I don't know. But whatever happens there, it will take care of itself," said King, who was at his home in Florida.

"Floyd's He's got a a little penthouse down here in Miami, and he's here," said King. "And he was on a yacht the day before. He's doing his thing, but he's in close vacinity."

Negotiations for a megabout between Mayweather and Pacquiao failed over the issue of Olympic style drug testing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacquiao'd on 03-04-2011

people may not think of it as so but its obvious that FLoyd, dLH and Schaffer have a good working relationship. i dont think floyd is going to just walk out on them like that

Comment by MindBat on 03-04-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;10184368]Little Penthouse? Property in Florida is very cheap. Same with Vegas. Could Floyd be broker than he lets on?[/QUOTE] You guys just can't wait to see Floyd Joy Sinclaire in the ring again, can you? Don't worry he'll be back…

Comment by megas30 on 03-04-2011

What going on with you Morons? The fact that this fight is back in the picture is a positive for me. By the reaction of some of you guys, i am certain you guys are hoping this fight never gets…

Comment by puga on 03-04-2011

i guess floyd is back to pretending he wants to fight pac........

Comment by QADASHBANYAH on 03-04-2011

[quote=tredh;10186067]never mentioned it cause i don't know if it is true or not. But i read on another site awhile ago that pbf doesn't even have a contract with haymon. It was said something like once other fighters saw what…

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