NO SURPRISE THERE: MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA LANDS IN LAS VEGAS
Press Release: MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. has won the right to host the Saturday, May 3rd welterweight unification fight between pound-for-pound leader and WBC champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and WBA champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana. [The Barclay Arena in Brooklyn, New York was also mentioned as a candidate for the fight]. Mayweather has fought and won some of his most memorable battles at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and most recently Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last September. This will be the ninth consecutive time that Mayweather fights at MGM Grand and twelfth appearance overall.