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.
Weekend in Vegas rewards Alvarez, Weeks
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, Boxing Contributing Editor
Cape Coral, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Saul Alvarez did something in Las Vegas that's guaranteed to make a fighter look good.
He didn't fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Rather than growing exasperated as his jabs, crosses and hooks caught nothing beyond shoulders, forearms and conditioned desert air, the Mexican heartthrob found himself a Saturday night workout partner only too happy to sacrifice chin, ribs and liver to advance the "Canelo" war machine.
Toward that end, Alfredo Angulo certainly earned his $850,000 purse.
At that rate, in fact, each of the 295 shots Alvarez landed over 27 minutes and 47 seconds of in-ring exercise was worth about $2,881.36 to the "El Perro" bank account, a figure that should keep him awash in the finest jewel- encrusted dog collars this side of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II."