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Mayweather vs. Marquez is Close To a Done Deal

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was advised, by two sources who are close to the situation, that a deal has been reached for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight Juan Manuel Marquez. The proposed date [unless there is some change] is July 18 on HBO pay-per-view. The two sides have been negotiating for several weeks and the biggest roadblock was the catch-weight. The exact weight was not disclosed to me, but from what I understand the two sides agreed on a weight below 145-pounds.

Mayweather has not fought since a ten round knockout of Ricky Hatton in December 2007. Marquez, considered by many as the number-two pound-for-pound fighter in the world, would rise up from the lightweight division to take the fight.

I don't want to say the "fight is 100% done" because only Marquez has signed off. Mayweather has yet to do so - or at least as I'm writing this. I've been told that Mayweather expected to sign off on the fight and an official announcement will happen in the next few days.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dime83 on 04-29-2009

the only issue is if Marquez can handle fighting at welterweight. He not fighting wieght drained DLH. But i guess to be the man you got to beat the man wooooooo.:boxing:

Comment by Dave Rado on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=FalconBalla2;5167775]I read it properly thanks... He owned him like I said... Why don't you losers start asking your fighters to gain belts in 5 weight classes and then talk about why you hate Floyd so much AFTER they accomplish this…

Comment by Burner on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=Saloth Sar;5168118]I am super excited about this fight.... this fight will be a war for while it last.[/QUOTE] Who is the guy in your sig?

Comment by Saloth Sar on 04-29-2009

I am super excited about this fight.... this fight will be a war for while it last.

Comment by BennyST on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=K-Nan;5159449]He is bigger but he doesn't ever impose his size in fights. He isn't one of those kind of fighters who imposes his physicality. And the size difference isn't on the level of a DLH-Pacquiao kind of fight. It's much…

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