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Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz fight set at MGM Grand

June 24, 2011 |  3:29 pm


The return of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing ring will be to his old stomping ground.

An MGM Resorts spokesman announced Friday that Mayweather's Sept. 17 welterweight title shot at champion Victor Ortiz of Ventura is officially set for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where Mayweather has fought his last four fights dating to 2006.

Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) hasn't fought since defeating Shane Mosley by unanimous decision in May 2010.

The bout will be televised on HBO pay per view.

Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) fought on undercards at MGM Grand twice in 2008, before the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar De La Hoya and Juan Manuel Marquez-Joel Casamayor main events that fall.

Mayweather and Ortiz will appear in Los Angeles on Wednesday for an 8 p.m. news conference open to the public at L.A. Live.


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Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a shot against Shane Mosley during their bout in May of 2010. Credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press