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Mayweather-Maidana Set For 5/3 on Showtime PPV

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has just announced that he will be facing WBA champion Marcos Maidana on May 3rd, likely from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View event.

"I will be fighting Marcos Maidana May 3rd on pay-per-view Showtime/CBS," Mayweather announced on his official Twitter page.

Mayweather (45-0, 26KOs) is coming off two dominating performances in 2013, with twelve round decision wins over Saul Alvarez and Robert Guerrero.

Maidana (35-3, 31KOs) had the best year of his career, with a sixth round stoppage of Josesito Lopez in a fight filled with fireworks last June. He returned six months later to get the biggest win of his career, with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated and heavily favored Adrien Broner. Maidana dropped Broner twice in the fight.

Mayweather and Broner are close friends, with Broner often being touted as the second-coming of the pound-for-pound king. That angle will likely become the backbone of the Mayweather-Maidana promotional buildup.

Amir Khan was long considered to be the frontrunner to get the fight, but Maidana came into the fold when he knocked off Broner with an unexpected power-punch performance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacquiao'd on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14268618]i think guerrero > maidana at the time they both fought floyd i know maidana beat soto karass and lopez but come on dude. those guys are good not great. guerrero atleast i think had 1 loss that was controversial…

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 02-27-2014

Looking forward to it.

Comment by ADP02 on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=YOU WILL LOSE;14275224]maidana has been fouled in almost all his fights.!! the ref never cares what happens to him khan held and pushed almost as much as Broner, [B][U]devon clutched him like his favorite blanket.[/U][/B] credit to khan and ab…

Comment by Mike D on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=FerFAL;14275207]Oh , they are fixed, but there's so much they can do. They are fixed regarding the ref., taking points away from Maidana yet not taking a single one from Broner that made 10 times the fouls Maidana did. At…

Comment by YOU WILL LOSE on 02-27-2014

maidana has been fouled in almost all his fights.!! the ref never cares what happens to him khan held and pushed almost as much as Broner, devon clutched him like his favorite blanket. credit to khan and ab for fighting…

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