Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are ready to do it again. “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana II,” a welterweight championship fight announced today,will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on Showtime pay-per-view.
Right here, you’ll find all of the details on the Mayweather vs. Maidana rematch, including word of their five-city press tour to announce this fight which will get underway on July 14th.
Mayweather has chosen to give Maidana a chance to redeem himself and earn a victory against the undefeated champion by facing him again in the storied MGM Grand Garden Arena. This exciting rematch will serve to test the skill and will of both men and finish what was started last May.
“Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory,” said Mayweather.
“His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I’m not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the fans what they want to see. I will be as prepared as I always am when I step in the ring on September 13. I only see the outcome one way and that’s another successful night for me and my team.”
“The rematch with Mayweather is the only fight that really motivates me,” said Maidana.
“I feel I earned it in the ring and Floyd owed it to me. I’ve already proved that I don’t care if the man I have in front of me is the best pound-for-pound champion. I was close to ending his reign last time. On September 13 he will not get away undefeated.”
“This will be another great test for Floyd as Marcos Maidana is hungry to prove he can not only give Floyd a good fight, but redeem his loss and hand Floyd his first defeat,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
“Maidana is clearly one of the best in the division and earned this opportunity to face Floyd once again. But that is a big mountain to climb and Floyd will be prepared as he always is to prove once again why they call him TBE, the best ever. It will be another great fight and action-packed evening for the fans.”
“SHOWTIME has established itself as the destination for the biggest, most exciting events in boxing, and we are proud to announce our next event with Floyd Mayweather,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.
“On May 3, the fearless Marcos Maidana attacked Floyd Mayweather with reckless abandon, landing more punches than any previous Mayweather opponent and giving Mayweather one of the toughest fights of his career. That performance earned Maidana this rematch, and we are in for another electrifying night of boxing.”
“The first fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was incredible and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to host the rematch at MGM Grand,” said Richard Sturm, president of Sports & Entertainment for MGM Resorts International.
“These two world-class athletes put on a spectacular show in May and will do so once again in September when they step into the ring.”
“MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana II,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s 147-pound titles taking place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
Mayweather vs. Maidana Rematch Press Tour
Monday, July 14 (Afternoon) — New York City
- Location: Times Square
- Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 42nd & 43th Streets
- New York, NY 10036
- Fan Arrival Time (Times Square): 12 p.m. ET
- Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. ET
Monday, July 14 (Evening) — Washington, D.C.
- Location: DAR Constitution Hall
- 1776 D Street NW
- Washington, D.C. 20006
- Fan Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Press Conference Begins: 7:15 p.m. ET
**NOTE: A special performance by rapper and D.C. native Wale will follow the press conference.
- Tuesday, July 15 (Afternoon) — Chicago, IL
- Location: Auditorium Theatre
- 50 E Congress Pkwy
- Chicago, IL 60605
- Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT
Tuesday, July 15 (Evening) — San Antonio, TX
- Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater
- 17000 IH-10 West
- San Antonio, TX 78257
- Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT
Thursday, July 17 — Los Angeles, Calif.
- Location: Pershing Square
- 532 S Olive Street
- Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
- Fan Arrival Time (Pershing Square): 12 p.m. PT
- Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. PT