Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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The entire boxing world thought that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was going to happen this May 5th.  After teasing us all into expecting the mega-fight of the century, the typical happened.  The boxing fans were duped once again.  That fight may never happen.

On Wednesday morning, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. applied for a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  He announced that May 5th will be the day to get into the ring with Miguel Cotto.  Mayweather will have to beef up to 154 pounds for this match against the Puerto Rican fighter.  A disappointing boxing match for the sport of boxing, but this will do for now.  And plus, Miguel Cotto is not a “nobody” in the sport.  He has a big fan base and can take punches.

As a side note, Mayweather does plan on reporting to prison for his 3-month sentence starting on June 1st.

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