Floyd Mayweather elects to fight Marcos Maidana next
Fight will take place on May 3, location not yet confirmed
Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on May 3 in a bout to unify their 147-pound titles.
WBC welterweight champion Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) is coming off year in which he had victories over Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez. Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs), of Margarita, Argentina, defeated Adrien Broner on Dec. 14, 2013 by unanimous decision.
"Marcos Maidana's last performance immediately brought him to my attention," Mayweather said in a statement. "He is an extremely skilled fighter who brings knockout danger to the ring. I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him — beat me."
Mayweather chose Maidana after running a poll on his website that claimed he'd let fans decide his next opponent. Between the two options of Amir Khan and Maidana, Khan received more votes.