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Mayweather Jr. To Return on May 5, MGM Grand on Hold

By Chris LaBate

Boxing adviser Leonard Ellerbe has revealed that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) intends to defend his belt on May 5, 2012, and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been placed on hold. On September 17th, Mayweather returned from a 16-month layoff to stop Victor Ortiz in four rounds.

Ellerbe told ESPN.com that WBO champion Manny Pacquiao is the main target for May. The two sides have tried to negotiate a fight in the past, with their talks falling apart more than a few times. The biggest issue, which still remains outstanding, are both sides agreeing to a random drug testing protocol.

"We're looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella. Floyd made it very clear that he wants to give the fans the biggest fights that are out there. He wants to stay active," Ellerbe said. "We're going to do everything in our power to make the biggest fight out there for the fans and we all know what the fight is."

"Floyd made it very clear to us what he wanted to do. He told us he is looking to make the biggest fight that is out there and to make it in May."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rayb112 on 01-07-2012

I dont blame Pacquiao! Its Arum! He doesn't want to make the fight! It's smart on his part because once Pacquiao losses the hype is gone...and the same can be said for Mayweather. Mark my words "Floyd beats Pacquiao handly"…

Comment by BoxingFollower on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=sugersean15;11641085]ino i never call a fighter a coward but its kinda sad how he hides behind arum[/QUOTE] This is sad...Pacquiao is this dude that some label greater than Srr and Duran and the other greats. Pacquiao should be ashamed.

Comment by Come∂ian on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=sugersean15;11641056]yep even you couldn't predict pac and arum would be such a bunch of bitoches[/QUOTE] Yup, mind you I made this thread Before Mayweather-Ortiz and Pacquaio-Marquez was announced. Got those right. But your right, the level of *****assness was unexpected…

Comment by sugersean15 on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=BoxingFollower;11641072]This is so so so sad. I can't believe people compared Pacquiao to Roberto Duran would have never ran from Mayweather and hid behind his promoter.[/QUOTE] ino i never call a fighter a coward but its kinda sad how he…

Comment by COACH WEBB on 01-07-2012

I'm not even excited for May 5 as I was when this thread was first made.

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