The 37 year-old originally let slip that Maidana was the opponent for his 47th pro outing in an interview on the red carpet during the BET Awards, which ended his hopes of breaking the news via his usual method of social media.
‘Money’ has now moved to inform his millions of fans and followers that a rematch with the Argentinian will go down later this year after the pair shared an entertaining twelve rounds back on May 3.
On that occasion, Mayweather took a majority decision in one of his most competitive match-ups to date and will be keen on making it much wider once he shares the ring with the hard-hitting South American in two months’ time.
Mayweather and Maidana are following through with their post-fight pledge to sign up for a return, which will once again be televised on Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The clash will represent Mayweather’s fourth bout of his mega-bucks six-fight deal with the network and will lead the pound for pound king into what he says will be his final year as a fighter.
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