Confirmed! Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Juan Manuel Marquez in the Works!
By John Benz, Doghouse Boxing (April 17, 2009) Photo © Teddy Blackburn  
It looks as if Floyd Mayweather Jr could be fighting Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18. According to a report out by ESPN, parties representing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez are negotiating a bout between the two fighters.

Richard Schaefer, who is the CEO for Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, who represent Marquez, confirmed to ESPN that they are working on the bout. Schaefer provided no further details.

Another source, not named, tells ESPN that Mayweather Jr's return would be on July 18, not July 11 as first reported. The reason for the change of date is due in part because of UFC 100 which will air on July 11. That is a Pay-Per-View event they do not want to compete against.

Also reported, Mayweather Jr. could fight an easier foe before Marquez.

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