posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 09:50 AM
NY Post - March 31, 2004
Reigning WBC lightweight champion Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather has wanted to get his fists on Arturo Gatti for a long time. And he may soon get his
But first the undefeated Mayweather (31-0, 22 KO's) must take care of his half of the deal by cutting down DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley on May 22 in
Atlantic City. Then, the aforementioned Gatti needs to eliminate Leonard Dorin from the picture on July 24 to set up the grudge match that would take
place sometime in the fall.
Floyd, who stated that he isn't overlooking Corley, couldn't help but think about the future.
"I've been waiting to fight Gatti for a long time, but he has been ducking me," Floyd said. "His style is made for me. It would be easy. So easy."
Dubbed as one of the top three, pound-for-pound fighters in the boxing game, Floyd bulked up an additional five pounds just to try to land Gatti in
At 140 pounds, Mayweather is now a super lightweight, a division in which Corley (28-2-1, 16 KO's) has had an impressive run. "Corley is a good
fighter," Mayweather said. "But he hasn't ever faced a guy like me."
"This will definitely be my hardest fight," Corley said. "[Mayweather] is one of the best boxers in the world right now. But I am not coming into this
fight to lay down."
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