Floyd Mayweather announced on Twitter tonight that he will be fighting Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Showtime pay-per-view.
Dan Rafael of ESPN.com says that the fight will have a maximum weight of 152 pounds, so it is a catchweight bout. The WBC and WBA junior middleweight titles will be on the line.
Here's what Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO) posted tonight:
It is, indeed, what the fans want. Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO) is considered the top available threat to Mayweather, who at age 36 is still the best fighter in the world, but inarguably slipping past his peak a bit. Does that and the size advantage for Canelo open us up to the end of Money Mayweather's reign? It might. And it might not.
It's good to be a boxing fan tonight, folks. There's not a lot more to say about it. We've got the fight that has been demanded coming to us. It's going to be a huge, huge event. I am so stoked for this I can't put it into words just yet.