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:
— Marcos René Maidana (@ChinoMaidana) July 1, 2014