Mayweather to face Mitchell on Thanksgiving weekend?
Bob Arum has informed Boxingtalk.com that Top Rank is looking to stage the Vitali Klitschko-Hasim Rahman WBC heavyweight championship fight at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO PPV November 12. As you should know, November 12 was the date initially being held for Floyd Mayweather Jr, however, it seems Mayweather has a decision to make since the potential mega-fights with Winky Wright and Zab Judah have fallen apart. Does he fight on HBO World Championship Boxing on November 19 or does he fight on HBO PPV on November 26, Thanksgiving weekend? Arum, who is currently in Monte Carlo, believes Mayweather fighting "Sharmba Mitchell or somebody like a Sharmba Mitchell on PPV" would work on the Holiday weekend. "Barrera and Morales went on Thanksgiving weekend, and there's no reason to believe Floyd Mayweather can't fight on PPV that weekend either." Arum explained that by the time the NFL games are over on Thanksgiving, people are at home looking for something to watch, and he happenes to believe that a Floyd Mayweather Jr fight would generate enough public interst to be a successful promotion. Arum also informed Boxingtalk.com that WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will defend his title on the televised undercard of Klitschko-Rahman. We also spoke with Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who told Boxingtalk.com that nothing is etched in stone as of yet, but all of the details regarding Top Rank's two major November shows should be ironed out before the end of the week. Stay tuned to our front page for all the latest. Remember where you heard it first! (12:30 AM ET)