Floyd Mayweather Jr. officially announced four undercard bouts for his Sept. 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana on his Twitter account on Thursday. World titleholders Leo Santa Cruz and Miguel Vazquez will be in action on the Showtime Pay Per View event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“Leo Santa Cruz vs Manuel Roman, Miguel Vazquez vs Mickey Bey, Alfredo Angulo vs James De La Rosa, John Molina Jr vs Humberto Soto #Mayhem,” wrote Mayweather, winner of a majority decision over Maidana on May 3.
THE RING, WBA and WBC 147-pound champion, Mayweather (46-0, 26 knockouts) will yet again face Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) in a welterweight bout.
But in addition, Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) will defend his IBF lightweight belt against Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) will meet De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs) in a 162-pound bout, Santa Cruz (27-1, 15 KOs) will defend his WBC junior featherweight title against Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs), and former 130-pound and lightweight titleholder Humberto Soto (64-8-2, 35 KOs) is being matched against 140-pounder John Molina (27-4, 22 KOs).
The Molina-Soto bout will be part of a Showtime broadcast that leads into the pay-per-view portion of the Mayweather-Maidana card.
“It’s going to be a terrific card, and both fighters will be making adjustments,” said Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy, which is co-promoting the event with Mayweather Promotions, during a Thursday interview with RingTV.com.
“Floyd will be making adjustments, and Maidana will get into better shape. The question is will be Maidana be able to connect all those punches the second time around in what should be a terrific fight.”