Report: Floyd a free agent!
IBF welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has rejected an August 12 fight with Antonio Margarito and bought out his contract with Top Rank. Arum told ESPN that Mayweather paid Top Rank $750,000 to become a free agent. Top Rank will now use the August 12 date for the mandatory WBC title fight between Hasim Rahman and Oleg Maskaev with Antonio Margarito on the undercard. Floyd is eying a possible showdown with Oscar De La Hoya.
Monday, April 24 2006
I really wanted to see him fight Margarito but if he fights De La Hoya that would be cool too. Bad move getting rid of Arum, he is the best promoter out there, could have made a DLH fight with Arum as his promoter. We'll see what happens.