On Monday, at Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Mayweather and Maidana kicked off a five-city, four-day media announcing the Mayweather-Marcos rematch on September 13, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Marcos Maidana certainly rattled the 37-year-old WBC/WBA welterweight world champion in their May 3rd fight—enough so that Mayweather was willing to listen to the clamor for a rematch and announced today that he’s granting Maidana another shot.
Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Floyd Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.
Call this the twilight of Mayweather’s countdown tour. The pound-for-pound king announced that he’s going to take on power puncher Marcos Maidana.