Could it be that Floyd finally is ready to take on Pacquiao? I have said for the last few months that the fight had to happen in May 2012 or it would never happen at all. Thing were looking bleak, but this announcement gives the fans a glimmer of hope.
If it was to take place it would be the biggest fight financially in Boxing history. Here are the details.
Mayweather, who knocked out Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17, will make a relatively hasty return: May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, adviser Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.
Mayweather’s opponent has not been determined but Ellerbe said, “We’re looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella.”
“We had a discussion, Floyd, me and Al,” Ellerbe said. “Floyd made it very clear to us what he wanted to do. He told us he is looking to make the biggest fight that is out there and to make it in May.”
I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a Pacquiao fight, but Mayweather has made a bold move in securing a date and basically daring Pacquiao to take the fight on his terms. If Pacquiao beats Juan Manuel Marquez and Mayweather subtly puts pressure on him to take the fight in May and he wavers the court of public opinion may sway back to Mayweather.
If it isn’t Pacquiao, look for Amir Khan to be the opponent.
Oh and lets not forget Miss Jackson.