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Mayweather vs. Marquez on June 18? Hopkins vs. Trinidad II in November?

It would appear that two fighters are planning on coming out of retirement this year, one of which I'm looking forward to seeing again while the other should seriously remain retired.

Sources close to the situation have suggested that former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr will likely come out of retirement to fight current lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. The fight would take place at a reasonable catch weight of 145lbs. Marquez intends to go up to 140lbs anyway, and Money May could probably fight at 140lbs if he elected to do as much. Mayweather vs. Marquez would be a battle that pits two of boxing most intelligent technicians of the last ten years against one another. I'm still waiting for a public announcement on Mayweather's comeback as well as the official signing of the bout, but it will probably happen on July 18 in Las Vegas and be televised on HBO PPV.

From what I read earlier today, former three division world champion Felix Trinidad wants to make yet another return to the ring against former two division champion Bernard Hopkins, the man who hand him his first professional defeat back in September of 2001. Trinidad, 36, would be well served to stay retired, as he has only fought twice in the past four years and lost both bouts [unanimous decision loss to Winky Wright in 2005 & unanimous decision loss to Roy Jones, Jr in January 2008] in convincing fashion. Planning to make the fight sometime in November, promoter Don King and Golden Boy Promotions are close to reaching an agreement.



Anonymous said...

This gonna be a decision fight who will fight next for manny pacquiao. I'm pretty much excited about it.

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