Floyd Mayweather will face Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday (September 19) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
According to a recent poll by LATimes.com, Marquez is favored. Fifty-percent of those who voted have chosen Marquez, while 48 percent chose Mayweather. Two percent of people think the fight will be a draw.
“I am glad people think that Marquez is going to beat me,” said Mayweather. “It just gives me more motivation to prove them wrong tomorrow night.”
“I want to dedicate this fight to the Mexican people who are going to be here and all of the Mexican people around the world,” said Marquez. “This fight is the most important fight of my career, and I am going to put everything in the ring.”
In related news, the “Golden Boy”, Oscar De La Hoya, has officially joined Twitter users and will start “tweeting” during Saturday’s bout. De La Hoya will be making regular “fight activity” updates and will “tweet” live from the official weigh-in on Friday (September 18), and then from ringside Saturday night.
Follow Oscar on Twitter at @OscarDeLaHoya.
The fight is also available on HBO Pay-Per-View, or live in theaters as a part of the promotion with NCM Fathom.