The undisputed pound-for-pound champion of boxing has another fight to look forward to: a May 3rd bout with Marcos Maidana. The 12-round welterweight unification fights will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, promoted by Golden Boy Productions and Mayweather Promotions. Mayweather is still undefeated, sporting a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, while Maidana is 35-3 with 31 knockouts. Mayweather convincingly beat Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez in 2013, with the Alvarez fight becoming the highest-grossing boxing match of all-time at $150 million. Floyd is also known for making very large sports bets… can you imagine the amount of cash he’d throw on himself if it weren’t against every rule in the book?
Maidana is Argentinian, and was thrust into the limelight after handing Andrien Broner the first defeat in his career in December. Maidana also has a win over Erik Morales under his belt, but Mayweather is the biggest game in town, and a win over the brash 37-year old champion would make him a part of boxing folklore. It’s always a spectacle anytime Money Mayweather is involved, and you can be sure the eyes of the world will be on that ring.