Mayweather set for Maidana re-match in September
(Reuters) - Undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., widely regarded as the world's top pound-for-pound boxer, announced on Thursday that he will return to the ring in September for a re-match with Argentina's Marcos Maidana.
"#Mayhem Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 September 13, 2014 MGM Grand in Las Vegas Live on Showtime PPV," five-division world champion Mayweather tweeted.
American Mayweather improved his perfect professional record to 46-0 with a majority decision victory over Maidana to unify two world titles in their first fight in Las Vegas on May 4. With that win, Mayweather added the hard-hitting Argentine's World Boxing Association belt to his own World Boxing Council title.
"Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory," Mayweather said in a statement issued later on Thursday.
"His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I'm not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the fans what they want to see.
"I will be as prepared as I always am when I step in the ring on September 13. I only see the outcome one way and that's another successful night for me and my team."
Maidana made a fast start to their May 4 bout, launching a blizzard of punches and trapping his opponent against the ropes at every turn in the first few rounds.
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