Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 45-0 with 26 knockouts in his career.
Philadelpia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Monday that he will next fight fellow welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana on May 3.
"I will be fighting Marcos Maidana May 3rd on Pay-per-view Showtime/CBS," Mayweather said on his Twitter account.
The fight will be the third of the 30-month, six-fight deal worth $200 million-plus that Mayweather signed with Showtime and parent network CBS last February.
In his last fight, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) beat Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Sept. 14, 2013.
Chavez's return spruces up the options
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, Boxing Contributing Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
One of boxing's highest-profile heels is back.
No doubt to the consternation of fans, observers and media members keen on pointing out his commitment shortfalls, Mexican legend progeny Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. reappeared on the big stage Saturday night with a one-sided battering of recent nemesis Bryan Vera.
While everyone and his/her brother wanted to see the amiable good guy work over the supposedly spoiled rich kid after he'd been shafted out of a decision last fall, Chavez instead pounded his man from rope to rope for the bulk of the 36 rematch minutes they shared at San Antonio's Alamodome.