Will Mayweather fight Maidana in New York on September 13th?
By Gavin “Neds” O’Connor: In sports there are some truly iconic stadiums and venues the world over football has Wembley (in London, UK), F1 Grand Prix has the playground of the rich and famous, the Monaco racing circuit , New York and baseball have the Yankee stadium and boxing has Las Vegas venues and the MGM Grand the mecca of modern boxing.
It has over the year’s showcased the biggest names in boxing, records have been made and broken millions won and lost legends created and dreams shattered. And over the last few years it has become the personal domain of boxing’s biggest pay per view star Floyd Mayweather Jr, but this was not always the case.
Another boxing venue is still regarded as the spiritual home of boxing the true mecca in Madison Square Garden. Is the garden ready to bloom again the scene of some of the most historical bouts in boxing, the fight of the century Frazier v Ali March 1970, or the one and only visit to Madison Square Garden by the late Jack Dempsey with his knockout victory over Bill Brennan in December 1920 and more recently Miguel Cotto’s TK defeat of Zab Judah in 2007.
Now With the news of Mayweather Jr requested application for a promoters license in the state of New York fueling speculation on the possibility of a future fight in that city for his next bout on September 13th. If so, the earliest it would happen would be may next year. Personally I can’t see it due to the tax implications in New York compared to Nevada and I think we may see fighters promoted by Mayweather Promotions fighting there but not the man himself.
Mayweather has yet to say whether he’ll be fighting in Las Vegas for his next fight. He’s previously been fighting on Golden Boy Promotions cards, but it’s possible that will change moving forward starting with his next fight in September.
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