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Ellerbe still hunting Mayweather opponent for September 13

Phil Jay 22/05/2014

A second bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana in the autumn may not be as cut and dried as first thought following the formal announcement of the pound for pound kings next fight date.

Mayweather and Maidana battled in an entertaining contest earlier this month, which was immediately followed by the confirmation of a rematch, although Leonard Ellerbe made no mention when confirming the return of ‘Money’ later this year.

“Floyd will return on September 13, we’re looking for the venue and the opponent,” stated Ellerbe.

Pushed on who the opponent may be with rumours Amir Khan has been approached still fresh, Ellerbe would only state that Mayweather’s 47th foe would be made public in the next few weeks.

Khan, 27, has apparently been ruled out due to his religious beliefs and participating in Ramadan fasting from June 29 to July 29, which would certainly cut into the Briton’s preparation for any fight in mid-September.

Right now, Maidana seems to be the favourite to land another crack at the world’s best, but trying to second guess what decisions Mayweather will make is an almost impossible task, especially after the furore of naming his opponent last time out.

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