Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Set To Return July 18!

Floyd Mayweather's retirement didn't last long. The pound for pound boxing great is set to return July 18, when he squares off against current #2 pound for pound fighter in the world, Juan Manuel Marquez. The 12-round match will take place at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been out of boxing and "retired" for a little over a year and a half. Shortly after he defeated Ricky Hatton via 10th round TKO, Mayweather announced his retirement from the sport of boxing. Many people in the boxing world speculated that Floyd Mayweather's leave of absense would not last long. They were right.

Juan Manuel Marquez will be coming up in weight to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. The naturally bigger Mayweather is favored by many boxing fans to win, and rightfully so - but by no means should Marquez be a push-over; he's a gifted, tough fighter, with a great chin, commendable determination and an effective counter puncher.

It will be interesting to see how Juan Manuel Marquez deals with the jump in weight. On the other hand, Mayweather's inactivity may turn out to be the deciding factor in this bout. While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is superman, he's still human - and he's facing a gutty Mexican who will undoubtably come to fight.

Whatever the outcome, the sport of boxing is looking up. Stay tuned!

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