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Mayweather-Maidana II Press Tour Begins 7/14 In NYC

By Jake Donovan

It took a while for the official announcement to come out that Floyd Mayweather has agreed to a rematch with Marcos Maidana, but further details have since been free-flowing. 

The sport's leading pound-for-pound and box-office king returns to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, facing Maidana on September 13 in just the second rematch of his storied career.
Prior to hitting training camp, the ring rivals and their respective camps will embark on a five-city nationwide tour, beginning July 14 in New York City. 

There will be no rest for the weary, as the tour immediately jets to Washington D.C. later that evening, following by a two-stop Tuesday in Chicago and San Antonio. The tour will conclude Thursday, July 17 in Los Angeles. 

Upon completion of touring the nation, the fighters will head to camp for their Showtime Pay-Per-View-televised rematch. Mayweather escaped with a majority decision in their first fight this past May, arguably the closest fight of his career. 

All press events during the five-city tour are open to the public. Grammy-nominated rapper Wale - a D.C. native - will perform live in his hometown on Monday evening, while young breakers The Monster Kids will show their moves when the fighters hit Chicago on Tuesday.

Full press tour details are below. 

Monday, July 14 (Afternoon)
New York City
Location: Times Square
Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 42nd & 43th Streets
New York, NY 10036
Media Arrival Time (Marriott Marquis): 12 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time (Times Square): 12 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. ET
 
Monday, July 14 (Evening)
Washington, D.C.
Location: DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Media Arrival Time: 6 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 7:15 p.m. ET
**NOTE: A special performance by rapper and D.C. native Wale will follow the press conference.
 
Tuesday, July 15 (Afternoon)
Chicago, IL
Location: Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 11 a.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT
 
Tuesday, July 15 (Evening)
San Antonio, TX
Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Lone Star Lil's Amphitheater
17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 6 p.m. CT
Media Avail in Six Flags/Media Interviews: 6 p.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT
 
Thursday, July 17
Los Angeles, Calif.
Location: Pershing Square
532 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
Media Arrival Time (Millennium Biltmore Hotel): 12 p.m. PT
Fan Arrival Time (Pershing Square): 12 p.m. PT
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. PT

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BYT11 on 07-12-2014

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;14748271]Not trying to go off topic but that would be a great fight, I would buy it. Manny would go to war with Maidana.[/QUOTE] Sure, but you see the total double standard Pac fans have on here right? If Pac…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-12-2014

[QUOTE=BYT11;14748263]TRUTH. You know how Pac fans would be hyping the fight if it was Pac-Maidana instead of Floyd.[/QUOTE] Not trying to go off topic but that would be a great fight, I would buy it. Manny would go to war…

Comment by BYT11 on 07-12-2014

[QUOTE=Syf;14746089]If y'all have beef on Floyd.. Fine... But Leave Chino out of your agenda laden bs. If Chino was fighting PAC y'all would be talking him up like Duran reborn.[/QUOTE] TRUTH. You know how Pac fans would be hyping the…

Comment by JakeNDaBox on 07-11-2014

[QUOTE=NOI;14745122]Damn, they ain't leave fans no time to get ready for this one.[/QUOTE] Well, they just finalized and announced fight yesterday. If press tour takes place any later, would cut into their training camp time.

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 07-11-2014

[QUOTE=Syf;14746089]If y'all have beef on Floyd.. Fine... But Leave Chino out of your agenda laden bs. If Chino was fighting PAC y'all would be talking him up like Duran reborn.[/QUOTE] nothing but the truth, it sucks because i'm a big…

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