29.02.04 – “Team Spadafora has agreed to fight Floyd Mayweather,” said Michael Acri, promoter of the undefeated “Pittsburgh Kid” PAUL SPADAFORA. Acri and Spadafora, the former IBF lightweight champion, met with Arum earlier today in Las Vegas to negotiate the terms for the long-awaited rumble between two of boxing’s most exciting stars.
“The only things left are to select a site for the fight, and getting Floyd’s signature,” continued Acri, who, with Spadafora, is attending Victoriano Sosa’s fight against Miguel Cotto tonight at the MGM Grand. Acri is also Sosa’s promoter. “We now have no outstanding issues. The ball is now in Floyd’s court.”
Arum and Acri and are presently considering proposals involving Reading, PA, Louisville, KY and a consortium of casinos in Mississippi.