Floyd Mayweather has today provided fans with a crucial update concerning the final fight of his professional boxing career.
Although the U.S. fighter continues to dance around the subject of just who will be his opponent for the climactic occasion, he has at least confirmed the date that it will take place.
Taking to social media Floyd Mayweather Jr. revealed the fight will take place on September 12th in the conclusion of a message in which he apologized for the actions of some of his associates.
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A mid-September fight night has been long speculated but there had been some recent reports that talk had turned to a September 5th date if Mayweather had wanted to avoid the Mexican Independence holiday.
Some fans had even been hoping the veteran fighter held out until May 2016 so that a rematch with Manny Pacquaio could take place.
The September confirmation though all but rules of the Filippino from getting another shot at Mayweather as he continues to rehab a shoulder injury picked up in the run up to MayPac 1.
While fans can now at least make tentative plans for a Las Vegas showdown on the second weekend of September there is still no further clue as to who Floyd Mayweather's opponent will be.
Amir Khan has been joined recently by fellow Brit Kell Brook in putting his name forward while Mayweather himself mentioned the underwhelming duo of Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as men who could get the last chance to defeat him.
The wider message published by Floyd Mayweather is also generating much debate. In apologizing to his fans for the company he keeps may assume Mayweather is trying to limit any damage to any already frail reputation caused by Adrien Broner's recent actions.
Broner is something of a prodigy to Mayweather but was caught up in negative headlines recently after a crude video surfaced online.