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Floyd Mayweather received a boxing license today to figthing Miguel Cott not Pacquiao as most people want…well maybe next time!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. got almost everything he wanted Wednesday, receiving a boxing license and naming an opponent and a date for his next fight.
The unbeaten champion got everything except a showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather will fight Miguel Cotto on May 5 at Las Vegasâ€™ MGM Grand Garden after Nevadaâ€™s athletic commissioners granted him a conditional license for one fight before he goes to jail in June.
Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) chose Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs), the respected Puerto Rican champion, as his next opponent only after failing to land a date with Pacquiao, the superstar Filipino congressman. The two sides have discussed whatâ€™s likely to be the most lucrative fight in boxing history for nearly three years without reaching a deal.
â€œI presented Pacquiao with the fight,â€ Mayweather said after meeting with the Nevada commission. â€œPacquiao is blowing a lot of smoke. â€¦ He doesnâ€™t really want to fight. I gave him a chance to step up to the plate. Weâ€™re talking about a $10 million fighter that I tried to give $40 million to. We didnâ€™t even talk about the back end.â€
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