Undefeated former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. recently announced his plans to return to the ring after more than a year following beating former world champ Shane Mosley. According to reports, Floyd will take on 24-year-old welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2 wins-losses-draws record) in a winners-take all match scheduled for September 17.

Mayweather relinquished his title when he retired from the ring in 2007 ;and up until now, has yet to be involved in a title fight since returning from retirement in 2009.

According to the LATimes.com, Golden Boy Promotions is in negotiations to have the fight held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and televised by HBO pay-per-view.

Mayweather first announced his plans to fight again via twitter, but also released an official statement with the media.

“I am ready to return to the ring and give my fans a fantastic night of boxing by fighting the best out there and for me, that is Victor Ortiz,” Mayweather stated in the news release. ” is . . . an extremely talented fighter who showed amazing skills, and heart, in his last performance.

Most boxing followers were anticipating a Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, which would finally settle the debate over who’s the better all time great fighter. But Floyd stated that he’d rather take on younger, “hungrier” challengers.

“At this stage of my career, these are the challenges I look for,” Mayweather stated, according to the LATimes.com. “A young, strong, rising star looking to make his mark in boxing by beating me.”

Ortiz, a native of Garden City, Kansas, recently beat Andre Berto for the WBC welterweight title. Now he has his sights on achieving a goal he first set as a youth boxer.

“It’s a cool thing, because ever since I was a kid, I’ve said I’ll be the first to defeat Mayweather, and now I’m on the doorstep of making it true,” Ortiz said, according to the LATimes.com.

The LATimes.com reports that Nate Jones, a close friend of Floyd’s, suggested the unbeaten boxer may be using this fight as a set up for an eventual match against Pacquiao, which would be his final fight ever. But for now, Mayweather has his scope on fending off one more opponent from his spotless record.

“Ortiz is just going to be another casualty,” Mayweather said. “He’ll be the 42nd one who tried and failed. Trust me, I will be ready.”