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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Dreams of Fighting in U.K.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is returning to boxing next month after taking the past year and a half off. He’s set to face Victor Ortiz on September 17th in Las Vegas. The bout will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View to 170 countries, and it will be available both online and on TV in the U.K. From the sound of things, it appears as if Mayweather may want to fight in the U.K. at some point.

“I love all of my British fans and I appreciate all of their support throughout my career,” Mayweather said in a press release distributed by his promoters. “It is my dream to eventually fight in the U.K.”

Those are notable comments for several reasons. First off, Mayweather lives in Las Vegas. All of his fights since 2006 have been in Vegas. He’s never even fought outside the United States. Additionally, outside of Cowboys Stadium hosting a couple of Manny Pacquiao fights recently, Las Vegas is where almost all big fights take place.

I can’t imagine Mayweather fighting abroad but it would be cool to see him build a larger fan base in the U.K. Now that he’s back and fighting, he may try to challenge Manny Pacquiao for global popularity.


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  • Anonymous

    Dropping subtle hints about fighting Amir Khan.  They could sell out a soccer stadium in the UK

  • Anonymous

    Dropping subtle hints about fighting Amir Khan.  They could sell out a soccer stadium in the UK

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Yeah, that could be it. I didn’t want to go there because it’s three steps away. First, Floyd has to beat Ortiz which I think will be more difficult than most people think. Second, isn’t he talking about fighting Manny afterwards? If so, Khan has to wait in line.

  • Anonymous

    LB,

    I hear ya.  I just don’t think after the 3rd round or so that Victor will offer much against Floyd.  he still squares up too much, and circles to his left which in this case will be the most accurate punch in all of boxing, Floyd’s right hand.  I think Victor will try to enforce his will on Floyd and it will backfire on him.

    As for Manny vs FLoyd who knows if that will ever happen lol, but Floyd will fight next year and it will be a “mega” fight and if not Manny than Khan may be the next biggest “event”.  In boxing as we both know nothing is certain.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Yeah, I think he’ll try to force his will too, but I think he’ll be moving forward like he did against Berto. If he comes into the ring as hyped up as he was for that fight, it could catch Floyd off guard. But if Floyd avoids the rush, he’ll win because he’s much better technically.

    I am still holding out hope for Floyd vs. Manny. Fighting Khan would be dangerous too. I think Floyd has delayed Pacquiao enough to finally go through with it.