Mayweather Promotions will be considered for approval of a boxing license in Nevada during a Wednesday morning meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to Bob Bennett, executive director of the NSAC.
“They’re officially coming before the board today, so they’re on the agenda. They’ve been submitting their paperwork as the days have gone by as far as their license goes. The proceedings begin at 10 a.m. today [PT,]” said Bennett, during an interview with RingTV.com.
“It says on the agenda that ‘There will be discussion and possible action regarding the application of Mayweather Promotions LLC for a promoters license. So there will be possible action depending on how the proceedings go with the information that Mr. Mayweather has sent us and the questions that are asked of Mr. Mayweather and his responses. There’s a possibility that he will receive a promoters’ license today.”
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, whose organization was recently was licensed in New York, could not be reached for an immediate comment.
“We’re looking to do a number of different things in a number of different states,” said Ellerbe, during an interview with FightHype.com, “and not one particular state in general. We’ve already applied for a Nevada license.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Sept. 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana, whom he defeated by majority decision in May, is being co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, which has done so since 2007 over a span of nine fights including the triumph over Maidana.