Mayweather returns to the ring on September 13


Posted at May 20 2014 06:23 PM | Updated as of May 21 2014 02:23 AM

MANILA – Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the boxing ring on September 13, continuing his recent career trend of fighting twice a year.

Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe informed that Mayweather will push through with his September 13 fight date, but neither venue nor opponent has been set.

"We (are) looking at who he's going to fight and where he is going to fight," Ellerbe said. "Obviously, Las Vegas is his home and the MGM Grand is always the leading candidate, but we will take a look at our other options."

Mayweather fought twice in 2013, beating Robert Guerrero in April and Saul Alvarez in September. It was the first time that he had fought more than once in a calendar year since 2007, when he fought twice.

Ellerbe said they are considering opponents at the moment and may announce a name within two weeks.

Marcos Maidana, whom Mayweather beat via majority decision just on May 3, is a potential candidate.

"He's definitely in the mix," said Ellerbe, who nevertheless lambasted the Argentine Maidana for using "dirty tactics" during the 12-round welterweight affair.

"He used a lot of dirty tactics, but Floyd handled him easily and he gave the fans a great fight," said Ellerbe. "But there's a long list of opponents."

"Everybody wants to be in the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes. Several guys have made it clear they want to be next," he added.

Other potential Mayweather opponents include Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman.

If Mayweather opts to fight Maidana again, it will only be the second time in his career that he has given an opponent a rematch.

The American superstar famously fought Mexican Jose Luis Castillo twice in 2002, eking a disputed decision in their first fight before routing Castillo in the rematch.