Odds courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBC welterweight title
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr 1/8 (-800)
Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana 5/1 (+500)
Eleven-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are hitting the road on a four-day, five-city cross-country press tour to officially announce their championship rematch which will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Both Mayweather and Maidana are preparing for an intense training camp to prepare themselves for what could be a repeat of their unforgettable 12-round May brawl that many called Mayweather’s toughest test to date. However, before they meet in the ring, they will be coming to a city near you!
Grammy nominated rapper and Washington, D.C. native Wale will have the nation’s capital on their feet when the press tour stops in D.C. Fresh off his BET Centric Award nomination for his hit song “Love-Hate Thing,” the widely celebrated artist will provide attendees with a one-of-a-kind performance that they will be talking about until fight night.
Joining the press tour in Chicago for a memorable performance will be dancing phenoms, The Monster Kids. Chi-Town’s finest breakdancers –a family of kids aged 6-16– rose to fame after reaching the semi-finals on Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” show. They’ve since captured the nation with performances on Ellen, and at numerous professional sporting events, and will surely add to the MAYHEM in their hometown.
Below please find the list of cities, venues and times of each of the tour’s press conferences. Note that all events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Therefore, please share this information with your readers, listeners and followers.
Note: Only accredited media will be admitted into fighter interview areas and there will be media reserved seating at each venue. Additional media arrival and location details will be sent in forthcoming media alerts.
Monday, July 14 (Afternoon)
New York City
Location: Times Square
Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 42nd & 43th Streets
New York, NY 10036
Media Arrival Time (Marriott Marquis): 12 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time (Times Square): 12 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. ET
Monday, July 14 (Evening)
Location: DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Media Arrival Time: 6 p.m. ET
Fan Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 7:15 p.m. ET
**NOTE: A special performance by rapper and D.C. native Wale will follow the press conference.
Tuesday, July 15 (Afternoon)
Location: Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 11 a.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT
Tuesday, July 15 (Evening)
San Antonio, TX
Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater
17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257
Media/Fan Arrival Time: 6 p.m. CT
Media Avail in Six Flags/Media Interviews: 6 p.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT
Thursday, July 17
Los Angeles, Calif.
Location: Pershing Square
532 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
Media Arrival Time (Millennium Biltmore Hotel): 12 p.m. PT
Fan Arrival Time (Pershing Square): 12 p.m. PT
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. PT
MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana II, a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s 147-pound titles taking place Saturday, September 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® and is the fourth fight of a lucrative six-fight deal between Mayweather and Showtime Networks Inc.
For more information visit www.mayweatherpromotions.com, www.sports.sho.com, and www.mgmgrand.com and follow on Twitter at @floydmayweather, @chinomaidana, @mayweatherpromo, @ShoSports and @Swanson_Comm, follow the conversation using #Mayhem and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather, www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, and www.facebook.com/SHOsports.