Despite rumours that WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana will be facing Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas on May 3, the Argentine boxer insists that a done has NOT been finalized.
It was thought that Britain’s Amir Khan was to be named as his next opponent after topping a poll on the pound for pound champ’s website to decide who he should fight next.
However, Mayweather Jr has not yet named his opponent and Maidana has denied signing a contract for the fight.
A statement on Maidana’s Facebook over the weekend said: "Considering that rumours have been circulating in the last few hours addressing a ’done deal’ fight between WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana and WBC champ Floyd Mayweather we want to clarify that those versions are not accurate.
"Maidana is well aware that he is indeed a firm candidate to face Mayweather next May 3 but the fight is far from being made or confirmed as other fighters are still also in the mix.
"Hopefully we will have news in the next few days but in the meantime we don’t want to confuse the fans or the boxing press. Maidana of course wants to unify titles with Mayweather but for now we will have to wait."
February 17, 2014