Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mayweather to return July 11

Maywether's adviser Al Haymon is reportedly having talks with HBO for Floyd's possible return to the boxing scene. The retired former Pound-for-pound champ is expected to return as early as July 11 of this year.

Sources say that PBF is very interested in fighting the winner of the Hatton-Pacquiao fight in May 2. However, he is most likely to take a tune-up fight first. Haymon has said that Mayweather has expressed that should he return, his fights should be under HBO and not pay-per-view. The only problem is that Money May wants pay-per-view-level cash which obviously is impossible.

The probable reason that he wants HBO to cover his first fight is because if pay-per-view numbers are not good in his tune-up fight, then it could be a bad precedent for his future fights.

Mayweather's last two fights though have been off the charts, PPV-wise. However, his opponents in Oscar Dela Hoya and Ricky Hatton were clearly the factor why it became so. Oscar Dela Hoya, boxing's Golden Boy, has pay-per-view written all over each of his fights regardless of the opponent. Ricky Hatton, the British pug, also has a very large following in his home country England.

No name has been given yet on who Mayweather plans to fight for his comeback.

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