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FLOYD MAYWEATHER RETURNING TO THE RING IN MAY, AND POSSIBLY SEPTEMBER

By Ben Thompson | December 05, 2012
FLOYD MAYWEATHER RETURNING TO THE RING IN MAY, AND POSSIBLY SEPTEMBER

According to a source close to the information, undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather will make his long-awaited return to the ring this May, on May 4th to be exact, during the coveted Cinco de Mayo weekend. Although an opponent has yet to be named, one would think that one of the frontrunners to land the assignment is interim WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero, who is coming off of an impressive, career-defining unanimous decision victory over former champion Andre Berto. Also in the mix is WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who is also expected to fight again on May 4 and has consistently expressed his desire to face Mayweather on that date. It should be noted that just yesterday, it was Alvarez who suggested that Mayweather was looking to fight in February, which tells me he may be out of the loop, and the running, when it comes to Mayweather's next opponent.

Our source also informs us that Mayweather will be doing something that he hasn't done in 5 years...fighting twice in one year. Apparently, assuming all goes well in May, he also plans on fighting in September. Mayweather last fought in May, winning a 12-round unanimous decision against Miguel Cotto. Prior to that fight, he did say that he was hoping to fight again in September, but those plans were put on the backburner when he began serving his 90-day jail sentence. With those issues now behind him, it appears Mayweather plans on being more active inside the ring.

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