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Mayweather To Face Maidana In May

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on May 3 in a bout to unify their 147-pound titles.

WBC welterweight champion Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) is coming off year in which he had victories over Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez. Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs), of Margarita, Argentina, defeated Adrien Broner on Dec. 14, 2013 by unanimous decision.

“Marcos Maidana’s last performance immediately brought him to my attention,” Mayweather said in a statement. “He is an extremely skilled fighter who brings knockout danger to the ring. I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him — beat me.”

 

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