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Mayweather-Maidana PPV Will Be Carried By BoxNation

LONDON - Boxing’s biggest draw Floyd Mayweather will make his ring return live and exclusive on BoxNation in a stacked May 3rd card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
 
Long recognised as the number one pound-for-pound king in boxing, Mayweather has continuously broken records, with his previous clash against Mexican star Canelo Alvarez, screened on BoxNation, becoming the highest grossing pay-per-view boxing event of all time.
 
The fight games biggest star, and the best dedicated boxing channel around, join forces once again as Mayweather puts his undefeated record on the line against Adrien Broner conqueror Marcos Maidana.
 
The relentless and spectacular punching Maidana is coming off an excellent win against Mayweather clone Broner last December and will be looking to prove lightning can strike twice as he aims to penetrate the so far impregnable defence of the five-division world champion.
 
The world title unification bout, which sees Mayweather’s WBC welterweight title and Maidana’s WBA equivalent up for grabs, pits two of the world’s very best 147 pounders up against one another in what will be a momentous occasion.
 
“Marcos Maidana’s last performance immediately brought him to my attention,” said Mayweather. “He is an extremely skilled fighter who brings knockout danger to the ring. I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him – beat me.”
 
Argentine Maidana has cemented himself at the top of the welterweight division, earning himself a growing reputation not only as a knockout artist but one of the most entertaining fighters around today.
 
“I am extremely happy to be facing Floyd Mayweather because it will give me the opportunity to show the world that I am the best welterweight in the division,” said Maidana, who will represent throngs of Hispanic boxing fans on Cinco de Mayo when he faces boxing’s top dog. “I just handed a great defensive fighter his first loss and plan to do the same to Mayweather. I don’t care whether he’s the best and undefeated. I will bring some real Latino power to him.”
 
The May 3rd event is also set to be stacked from top to bottom, with British superstar Amir Khan making his eagerly anticipated return against Luis Collazo.
 
The former unified light-welterweight world champion makes the move up to welterweight as he eyes a potential showdown with the very best in the division should he come through the highly skilled Collazo.
 
“All I am focused on is May 3rd and getting past Luis Collazo,” said Khan. “He’s a tremendous fighter that is coming off a great win against Victor Ortiz. My aim is to establish myself in the division and a fight against a full blown welterweight in Collazo offers me that chance. It’s going to be a great fight and one not to be missed.”
 
Collazo, who ran Ricky Hatton very close when they met in 2006, has bounced back in recent times by recording a stunning victory over Victor Ortiz earlier this year and will be looking to upset Khan when they meet.
 
"Defeating Victor Ortiz in January was just the beginning," said Collazo. "Facing and beating Amir Khan on the biggest stage in the sport is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I will take full advantage of this and put myself in the best position to face the winner of the main event. I hope Khan is ready because Brooklyn is coming to take him down."
 
Both Khan and Collazo will be looking to throw their names into the hat as potential Mayweather foes when they fight under the gaze of the headline act.
 
"Both Amir Khan and Luis Collazo have made it known that they want a shot at the winner of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, so what better way for them to prove that they're next in line than by fighting on "THEMOMENT" card on May 3?" said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "These are two exciting former world champions and this fight has the potential to steal the show."
 
BoxNation has grown spectacularly since its inception in 2011 with the channel constantly showing the very best domestic and international fights from around the world.
 
A host of top level bouts including Mayweather’s impending battle with Maidana will be available from April for just £12 a month (plus a one-off registration fee).
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre Wardttke on 03-26-2014

Boxnation have tweeted in the past hour that they're airing Pacquiao v Bradley II. @boxnationtv: #BoxNation to air 24/7 @MannyPacquiao v @Timbradleyjr AND Face Off: Pacquiao v Bradley freeview for ALL Sky customers [url]http://t.co/i97dBRRaCx[/url] Wonderful stuff.

Comment by Uklad on 03-26-2014

:boxing: Great news just that it'll be at a dodgy time but Hey, still better than Americans paying 75 $ for a PPV :lol1:

Comment by Decypher on 03-26-2014

[QUOTE=Funky_Monk;14362531]I'd argue buying it may well be killing the sport. But we have an entirely different TV media structure to the US here in the UK[/QUOTE] Free TV has little interest in boxing here. A bit on channel 5 but…

Comment by Heavy Heart on 03-25-2014

Good for UK boxing fans.:boxing:

Comment by Mikel 45 on 03-25-2014

[QUOTE=JackTheLad;14362328]Excellent news. If your a boxing fan in the Uk and your not subscribed to BN your stupid, best tenner a month I spend![/QUOTE] I was a long box nation subscriber, but occasionally I used to end the monthly payments…

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