By Mark Vester
The Philadelphia Daily News reports that junior middleweight Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson (23-1, 17 KOs) will be joining the camp of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to help him prepare for the May 5 showdown with WBC 154-pound champ Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vegas.
Thompson will be part of the camp for six weeks. Several years ago, Thompson was one of the fighters that helped prepare Oscar De La Hoya for his his September 04 bout with then middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins. Thompson spent three weeks helping De La Hoya get ready for Hopkins.
Additionally, the report noted that Hopkins was also in contact with Thompson, making him an offer to join De La Hoya's camp. Thompson would have joined, if Hopkins would have contacted him earlier, but there was already an agreement to join Mayweather's camp and he wanted to honor that agreement.