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Floyd Mayweather could finally face Manny Pacquiao this September

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Floyd Mayweather has officially struck a deal with Manny Pacquiao to fight in September this year. This is according to a Korean website that states the two have agreed upon blockbuster fight, which will take place this September.

International Business Times has reported that the Korean website Kdramastars have announced the fight citing credible sources that also predicted the fight between Robert Guerrero and Saul Canelo Alvarez months before an official announcement

This news could be great for boxing fans from around the globe who have hoped the blockbuster fight would come to fruition for many years. It's understood that the fight won't be officially announced any time soon, with "theatrics" to take place before any announcement will be made.  

No officially announced opponent yet

Mayweather still hasn't announced who he will be fighting in his next bout in September. The undefeated pound for pound king has the date of September 13 set for his first fight since May, but his challenger is still being decided according Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

There are many candidates that would love to take a shot at Mayweather and destroy his unbeaten record, but for the pay-per-view paying public that Mayweather caters to, only a strong challenger will be considered.

It's been seven years since Mayweather legitimately knocked an opponent out, so it seems his streak is getting closer to finishing.

Mayweather will obviously remain bullish about his chances in September, and it looks likely he will return back to the home of his last eight fights - Las Vegas - according to Ellerbe.

"Floyd will go again on September 13 as planned and we are looking at who he's going to fight and where the fight will take place," Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN. "Las Vegas is Floyd's home and the MGM Grand is always the leading candidate to stage his fights."

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Khan fight was scratched

Originally, Mayweather had sort to fight British boxer Amir Khan, but the chances of that happening in September were soon scratched when it emerged that Khan would be unable to fight because of religious commitments to Ramadan.

However, it's becoming more and more likely that the two superstars will meet in 2015. Mayweather has talked about the desire to appease his UK fans, and it's understood that a Wembley showdown against Khan is gaining some headway.

 

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