After months of speculation, innuendos and a seemingly daily stream of entries into the rumor mill, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has announced via Twitter that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3, likely, per Dan Rafael, at either the MGM Grand in Las Vegas or the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) easily dispatched of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in September, retaining his Junior Middleweight Championship and, per ESPN, setting all sorts of boxing revenue records. It was quite possibly the most impressive performance of an already Hall of Fame career, and it came against an opponent who was younger, bigger and stronger.
Maidana (35-3, 31 KO) earned his golden ticket by scoring a stunningly lopsided decision over Mayweather protege—some say wannabe—Adrien Broner in December. The Argentine blitzed "The Problem," knocking him down twice en route to an easy unanimous decision win and the WBA Welterweight Championship.
While May 3 is still a few months away, it's never too soon to break down the fight and the fighters.
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