Welterweight

Money May 5th: Floyd Mayweather to Keep His Promise of Fighting More?

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Victor Ortiz battle in the fourth round of their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather knocked out Ortiz in the fourth round to win the title.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Henry MartinSenior Analyst INovember 3, 2011

Since Floyd Mayweather retired following his fight against then-undefeated Ricky Hatton, we've become accustomed to watching Floyd fight only once every year and a half.

He'd come back to make what he believes to be the next-best fight that the people demanded besides Manny Pacquiao.

When Floyd returned from his "vacation" this year, he made a promise to boxing fans all around that he'd be more active and fight more than he has in the past.

This announcement doesn't seem to be a surprise either. Pacquiao's fight is a week from Saturday, and Floyd loves to make his announcements near Pacquiao's events to help steal the spotlight. 

Now, it seems like he intends to keep that promise and may withhold from taking one of his famous "vacations" again. Recently, boxing adviser Leonard Ellerbe announced that Floyd intends to defend his WBC belt May 5 and that the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has already been put on hold for the event. 

The intended target for May 5 is the fight that everybody has been crying for for the longest time, Manny Pacquiao. It looks like everybody who said the fight would happen in May 2012 may be correct.

Since random testing doesn't seem to be a problem anymore, then maybe this fight—expected to be the highest-grossing fight in pay-per-view history—can actually happen.

Will the fight happen? 

Will Manny finally say something else other than leaving these issues to his promoter?

Will Floyd go to Manny's fight and cause a storm, using his flash "promoting" tactics?

Only time will tell. The only thing that is certain is that we'll learn more about the possible fight on or after Nov.12.

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