Floyd to fight in May, September 2013


Posted at Dec 06 2012 11:35 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2012 07:18 PM

Mayweather reportedly looking at Mexican foes

MANILA, Philippines - Controversial boxing figure Floyd Mayweather Jr. is looking at 2 fight dates in 2013.

Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s close friend and adviser, told ESPN that the boxer is talking with Golden Boy Promotions to finalize the fight dates and come up with a list of opponents.

"Floyd has told us that he is fighting twice in 2013 with the first date being May 4 -- Cinco De Mayweather -- and the second date being Sept. 14," Ellerbe said.

"Mayweather Promotions is looking forward to these two gigantic Floyd Mayweather events in 2013, and we are in ongoing discussions with our promotional partner, Richard Schaefer (chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions) in finalizing the opponent and other aspects of the upcoming promotion."

Mayweather’s superfight with Pacquiao remains unlikely as both of the fight dates fall on the Mexican holiday weekends.

Among the options reportedly being considered by the undefeated boxer are junior middleweight titlist and Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero.