Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’ll fight Marcos Maidana again in September


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Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the announcement quietly before the BET Awards on Sunday night and Marcos Maidana confirmed that talks were underway on Twitter.

Soon, there is expected to be a formal announcement that a rematch between the two fighters is on, scheduled for a Sept. 13 Showtime PPV event. Mayweather said during an interview with LaTen Media before Sunday night’s BET Awards that he again would be facing Maidana, whom he outpointed in a tough welterweight unification bout May 3.

“Sept. 13, back to business, Marcos Maidana-Floyd Mayweather, part II,” Mayweather said in an interview with LaTen media. “And then in May, I’m fighting in May and I’ll have a big surprise for ya’ll.”

Maidana’s manager said he hoped to have an announcement this week and Maidana tweeted:

 

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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