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Mayweather-Marquez will be at 144 pounds

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All the disputes appear to be settled, the rumors done: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez will fight at a 144-pound catchweight on July 18.

I have to admit (despite any competitive reservations) to being very excited to see Floyd in the ring with a guy like Marquez, who will chase him wherever he goes. Sure, it might get Marquez knocked out, but it won't be for a lack of effort on Marquez's part.

Golden Boy's CEO Richard Schaefer -- who does not promote Mayweather -- says rumors of a Floyd "hit list" are real, and that it includes Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Victor Ortiz. The first inclination is to call B.S., or at least go, "Well, when we get there I'll believe it." But boxing does nothing but benefit from Mayweather showing his bravado via taking the fights people want to see, so let's all hope he's for real on this one.