By Mark Vester

During a recent conference call with the media, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view, scheduled for September 19, will be the biggest boxing event of the year. When asked if it will be bigger than the November 14 showdown between Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto, Schaefer stated that he was positive it would be.

"This is certainly, without a doubt, going to be the biggest pay-per-view of the year," Schaefer said.

He says that a lot of big sponsors and promotional deals are in place to make the campaign to promote the event a huge success. Schaefer says the campaign to promote this event will be so big that he actually gives it a chance to beat the success of the biggest pay-per-view ever, 2007's Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. For months there have been rumors regarding the event's ability to sell tickets. Schaefer denies these claims but a few weeks ago - Shane Mosley, a partner within Golden Boy, went on the record several times and told reporters about Mayweather's inability to draw and sell tickets for the Marquez event.

Schaefer credits the "name value" and "name recognition" of Mayweather for making the sponsorships possible.

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