Mayweather vs Maidana

Floyd Mayweather Marcos Maidana

Mayweather Maidana

The MGM Grand, Las Vegas

03 May 2014, 23:59:00



The WBC and WBA Super World Welterweight Championships

Post-Fight Analysis: Mayweather claims his 46th victory over tough Maidana

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 personal.

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 fear.

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 undefeatable.

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 fight.
He dominated some rounds, but I dominated most of them. I went after him, but he's a difficult fighter. I want the rematch!"- Maidana

"This 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

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Pre-Fight Analysis: Mayweather to face Maidana in Las Vegas

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.


Love vs Periban

J'Leon Love Marco Antonio Periban

Love Periban

03 May 2014, 23:59:00

A 10 Round Super-Middleweight Contest

Post Fight Analysis: Love Recovers from Fifth Round Attack to Steal Victory

A decent scrap on BoxNation set the tone for the evening, with J'Leon Love taking a UD over Marco Antonio Periban with points of 95-93, 97-92, 96-93.

Rewind a few rounds of this ten round contest and it didn't look like Love was going to make the final bell, experiencing a battering at the hands of Periban in round five. Somehow he survived a blistering attack, that only served to tire out his Mexican counter part, eventually leading to victory.

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Pre Fight Analysis: Unbeaten Love faces biggest test so far against one-time world title challenger Periban

Unbeaten American super-middleweight prospect J'Leon Love looks to showcase his growing talents as he faces one-time world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban in a 10-rounder.

J'Leon Love

Love last fought in February as he continued his comeback after a suspension from boxing for using a banned diuretic, beating Vladine Biosse with a composed 10th round stoppage.