Floyd Mayweather, the Grand Rapids native, announced Tuesday his next fight will be May 3 in Las Vegas. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Las Vegas — Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on May 3 at MGM Grand in a bout to unify their 147-pound titles.
WBC welterweight champion Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) is coming off year in which he had victories over Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez.
Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs), of Margarita, Argentina, defeated Adrien Broner on Dec. 14, 2013 by unanimous decision.
“Marcos Maidana’s last performance immediately brought him to my attention,” Mayweather, the Grand Rapids native, said in a statement Tuesday. “He is an extremely skilled fighter who brings knockout danger to the ring.
“I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him — beat me.”