Post-Fight Analysis: Mayweather claims his 46th victory over
One thing is clear, Marcos Maidana of Argentina definitely gave
Floyd Mayweather Junior the
fight he was asking for; a toe to toe war, fought up close and
Maidana also presented one of the hardest fights yet for
Mayweather, whose usual style for beating opponents, clashed with
Maidana's aggression, his willingness for a scrap, and lack of
The early rounds of the bout went to Maidana, who surprised
Mayweather by pushing forward and setting the pace, and didn't
allow Mayweather room to throw anything of his own. After 4 rounds
our commentators had Maidana up 3 rounds to 1, and it really
started to look like Maidana could actually defeat the
As the fight moved on, Maidana's attacks slowed as he tired,
which allowed Mayweather to start mounting his own attacks with
various combinations, but having particular success with his
straight jabs. As the momentum shifted between boxers, Mayweather's
experience and class shone through, in contradiction to Maidana's
bulldog like approach.
Mayweather won the second half of the fight, and with a few
contentious early rounds, the fight went to the champion, but not
before the final bell rang and Maidana danced around the ring with
the expectation that he'd beaten Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
"I definitely did think I won this
fight. He's never fought a man like me. I gave him a great
He dominated some rounds, but I dominated most of them. I went
after him, but he's a difficult fighter. I want the rematch!"-
fight was tough and competitive - what the fans wanted to see. I
wanted to give them an exciting fight. If the fans want to see it
again, we'll do it again" - Mayweather
Pre-Fight Analysis: Mayweather to face Maidana in Las
Floyd Mayweather will make his twelfth appearance at the MGM
Grand on May 3 when he defends against Marcos Maidana with the WBC and
WBA Super World Welterweight Championship on the line.
In his last fight he went the distance with Saul Alvarez, shown
live on BoxNation, and he'll hope to add another high calibre win
to his record against 30-year-old Maidana.
Maidana will enter the ring on a high after beating Adrien
Broner in an exciting contest in December. The Argentine went up
against Amir Khan for the opportunity to fight the 45-0 boxer, but
instead, Khan will get to prove his worth on the undercard against
New York born Luis Collazo.