Just over two weeks removed from unifying welterweight titles with a hard-fought majority decision over Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather has reportedly set Sept. 13 as the date for his next fight -- and it could be a rematch with Maidana.
Mayweather's chief adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, reportedly told ESPN.com on Monday that Mayweather will return to the ring on Sept. 13, and that although an opponent has yet to be determined, Maidana will be in the mix.
"Floyd will go on Sept. 13 and we looking at who he's going to fight and where he is going to fight," Ellerbe reportedly said. "Obviously, Las Vegas is his home and the MGM Grand is always the leading candidate but we will take a look at our other options."
It could also be a somewhat historic fight for Mayweather in terms of location, with Ellerbe giving indications that the undefeated pound-for-pound champion will consider fighting in New York, specifically at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, for the first time in his 46-fight professional career. Mayweather has long made his home and contested most of his fight in Las Vegas.
"[Barclays Center chief executive] Brett [Yormark] and those guys at the Barclays Center made a tremendous offer for the Maidana fight and I'm sure they'll be looking to be in the Floyd Mayweather business again come September, but the MGM is Floyd's home and they are always the leading candidate," Ellerbe reportedly said.
Mayweather said immediately following his victory over Maidana that he would consider granting the hard-punching and aggressive Argentine a rematch, and Maidana didn't hesitate to voice his interest in a second fight. Ellerbe confirmed that Maidana is under consideration as Mayweather's September opponent.
"He's definitely in the mix," Ellerbe reportedly said. "He's a very dirty fighter. He used a lot of dirty tactics, but Floyd handled him easily and he gave the fans a great fight. But there's a long list of opponents. Everybody wants to be in the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes. Several guys have made it clear they want to be next."
Another name rumored to be in the mix for the fight is Amir Khan, who has long exchanged verbal jabs with Mayweather and attempted to land a fight with him before Mayweather instead fought Maidana.
Mayweather is a perfect 46-0 for his career with 26 knockouts.