Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mayweather vs Ortiz on Cowboys Stadium

Mayweather vs Ortiz
It remains the most important fight that can be made in boxing today: Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) against Floyd Mayweather (41-0-0, 25 KO’s) Junior. Almost immediately after the disappointing but lopsided points win he’d scored over a reluctant “Sugar” Shane Mosley last night, Pound-for-Pound king Pac-Man was asked if he will fight “Money” next. As usual, the 32-year-old megastar uttered his “I’ll fight whoever Bob Arum puts in front of me,” Neither ruling out nor confirming a fight with the legally-troubled Mayweather.

It looks like Pacquiao will next face Juan Manuel Marquez in a third fight, with November the target date for the trilogy. If this s the case, we can forget about a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown this year. However, Boxrec also has a September 17th date listed on its upcoming schedule page: this one involving Mayweather. There has been talk the unbeaten 34-year-old star will perhaps fight again in the fall, at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. Though we’ve yet to hear it from Floyd himself, various sources have said “Money” has a deal with Jerry Jones to fight at his stadium and that this is where his return fight will take place. 

The listing by Boxrec only serves to excite those fans who hope to see Mayweather back in action this year. The invaluable website has Mayweather down as facing new WBC welterweight champ “Vicious” Victor Ortiz on the September date, and this fight, too, has been rumored on various places on the world wide web.