Affliction is talking July 11th to go head-to-head with Zuffa. According to another poster on here, Money Mayweather has announced that July 11th would be his comeback date. Golden Boy has made NO secret they are trying to make a fight for Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mayweather.
What does it equal? Maybe and just possibly, based on pure speculation, it equals what Affliction and Golden Boy have been working on all along.
Saving boxing by getting it back on network TV, piggybacking on the back of an MMA show.
Golden Boy Promotions + Affliction Entertainment present a night of Boxing and MMA action in association with Mayweather Promotions.
Juan Manuel Marquez vs Floyd Mayweather.
Will it happen? Probably not. Could it happen, and could it overshadow UFC 100? Maybe just... MAYBE.
[UPDATE] ESPN.com is carrying the story about Mayweather returning to the ring July 11th on HBO, though there is issue with that date as it's also been proposed as the night of Bernard Hopkins vs. Tomasz Adamek. It would be a little far-fetched... But if terms could be agreed upon, you could truly do the first crossover megacard and put both sports back in the limelight instantly. There is so much potentially going on that night... That this is either a bluff by Affliction or something huge is in the works.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who hasn't fought since December 2007 and retired as the undefeated pound-for-pound king in June, is planning to fight again -- possibly as soon as July 11 -- two sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
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Mayweather has been working out regularly in his Las Vegas gym, sparring and is in great shape, according to one of the sources.
Before Mayweather fights one of the big names, both sources said Mayweather's team has talked to HBO about the availability of July 11, the network's date for that month's edition of "World Championship Boxing."