WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has booked a September 12 date for what will be the final fight of the pound for pound king’s mega-money six-fight contract with Showtime.
Mayweather signed the exclusive deal back in 2012 on the back of his entertaining victory over Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto and has since defeated Robert Guerrero, Saul Alvarez and Marcos Maidana (twice) under the networks’ banner.
The 38 year-old now faces the toughest test of his career against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand, and if the fight demands, Mayweather will meet the seven-weight world champion again on September 12 at the same venue in Las Vegas.
In the initial contract agreement between Mayweather and WBO title holder Pacquiao, there was no stipulated rematch clause, although the money the pair expect to pocket next month may see them share the ring again in just under five months’ time.
Barring a wide and drab points win by Mayweather, a second fight with the ‘Pacman’ would certainly be on the cards and in demand, whilst a lack of other stellar names could also see Pacquiao face his arch-nemesis for another huge paycheck.
Briton Amir Khan, WBA ‘regular’ champion Keith Thurman and a step up to middleweight for a sixth-weight world title attempt against old rival Cotto would certainly into play as Mayweather plays out the final chapter of his illustrious career.