The Result: Mayweather wins by unanimous decision
extended his winning form to 47 victories from 47 pro fights, with
the judges scoring his bout against Marcos Maidana
116-111, 116-111 and 115-112. The fight wasn't without
controversy, with Maidana appearing to bite Mayweather's hand in
the 8th round, and Maidana dropping a point in round 10 for
tripping self-nicknamed 'The Best Ever'.
In contrast to their first fight, Mayweather frustrated
Argentine Maidana throughout the fight. Gone was Maidana's
relentless pressure, and an athletic Mayweather made sure that when
Maidana did come forward his punches met thin air.
Post-fight Maidana claimed that he won the fight, but to most it
was clear that Mayweather had done more than enough for the
Fight Build Up: Mayweather and Maidana set for hugely
The pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather risks his 46-0 record
when he faces hard hitting Marcos Maidana in a rematch after his
thrilling win last May.
Maidana pushed Mayweather to his limits when they met in May and
subsequently demanded the rematch that you can see LIVE on
BoxNation on September 13.
The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, will play host once again, as sport's
highest earning superstar returns to the biggest of stages to
defend his WBC and WBA Super World Welterweight titles.
The first meeting between Mayweather and Maidana was an
absorbing contest from first bell to last. Challenger "El Chino"
brought buckets of aggression and hostility in the ring, and
disrupted the easygoing, elusive style that's boosted Mayweather to
the very summit of the sport.
But the Argentine challenger couldn't sustain the energy of his
early fight domination and faded away, as 45 others have
previously, succumbing to a majority decision defeat as "Money"
Mayweather extended his unparalleled run to 46-0.
Maidana will take great heart from his first performance, and as
father time marches on, the smallest of chinks have started to
appear in the armour of 37-year-old Mayweather. The greatest
fighter of his generation isn't so called for no reason, however.
While he may have showed minor signs of deterioration, there's no
questioning the size of the task that Chino Maidana has on his
Mayweather has three fights left as part of a highly lucrative
television output deal he signed in February 2013. Win those three
fights, starting with this mouthwatering rematch, and he'd move to
49-0. His place in the annals of history is already assured, but
the box office superstar recently suggested he'd be tempted to
continue and attempt to reach 50 straight wins before hanging up
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