Sources close to the situation have just informed us that it's looking more and more like retired pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make his return this summer against WBA & WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather was originally rumored to make his return on July 11, the same date as UFC 100, against an opponent yet to be named. Apparently, after much debate over the weight at which the fight would take place, both Mayweather and Marquez are now close to agreeing to face each other on July 18.
It's no secret that Mayweather has already been in the gym anticipating his return to the ring. A new commercial released earlier this month by AT&T to promote their LaptopConnect card depicts a bald Mayweather who appears ripped and still in tip-top shape. Details have yet to be released and it's unclear as to what weight the two fighters will actually meet at, however, considering that the proposed Mayweather vs. Marquez clash would likely take place on Pay-Per-View and in Las Vegas, it looks like HBO has made a wise decision to push his return back a week to avoid conflicting with UFC 100.