Undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (40-0-0) is scheduled to fight newly crowned World Boxing Council Welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2) on September 17, at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. No official press conference is called yet, as of this writing, by Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), who promotes the Mexican-American fighter, and the camp of Mayweather, Jr. whose promotional campaign spins under his own company, Mayweather Promotions, Inc.
GBP officials, who offered a few details on condition of anonymity, said they will divulge the specifics of the fight and will call for press conference shortly but have declined to confirm its certainty. Mayweather, Jr. last fought against Sugar Shane Mosley on May 1 of last year and earned a unanimous decision. He was reported to have entertained a plan to set up himself a match with an unknown opponent and have it staged in Africa. But, the same was aborted according to inside report.
As of this writing, it’s unclear still if Mayweather, Jr. really wants to fight world’s No. 1 boxer today, Manny Pacquiao. The defamation lawsuit filed by Pacquiao against Mayweather, Jr. on the issue of the latter’s public declaration alleging the former of a potential use of performance enhancing drugs may have just deter both fighters in making the most anticipated fight between the two to happen in the near future.
Pacquiao, for his part, said he is contented about his successful boxing career saying “It’s okay for me if he does not want to fight. I have accomplished enough. But, the boxing fans want that fight to happen.”
The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, dubbed as Star Power will be televised via HBO pay-per-view.