Mayweather vs Maidana 2: Is The Rematch Worth Your Time And Money?
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was taken to the limit by Marcos Maidana on May 03, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a boxing event classic. The Argentinean put a beating on the pound for pound king from the opening bell and did his best to come out on top when the title boxing match was over. The best that Maidana could do was earn a score of 114-114 from one judge but the other two judges saw the fight in Mayweather’s favor.
After rewatching the boxers go at it during the following week’s replay, I felt that Maidana did enough to earn a draw. I don’t think that he did enough to win but a draw was fitting. However, I have seen decisions in boxing that defy imagination (Pacquiao vs Bradley 1 and Lara vs Williams come to mind) so if the judges gave Maidana the nod in their first fight, it would not have been a robbery at all. I’m sure that many boxing sites would agree.
Although Maidana beat Mayweather for a good duration of the fight, Marcos lacks the speed needed to defeat Mayweather. In all combat sports, styles make fights; in this case, Marcos Maidana does not possess the style to hand Mayweather his first defeat. The thing is that Floyd knows this and he also knows that the way to beat Marcos is by keeping the fight in the middle of the ring and not get taken to the ropes or the corner.
It is very rare for Floyd Mayweather to grant a rematch to anyone so this fight is intriguing for that very reason alone. BUT, Mayweather has been running out of opponents so rather than risk his record against Manny Pacquiao or one of the young lions of the sport (Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, or Kell Brook), Floyd Mayweather is doing what he knows best; sell a worthless fight to unknowing fight fans and the masses!!
Without a doubt, this is one boxing event that will not be worth the purchase price. Showtime boxing tends to put on great shows and I take my hat off to them for that. But please do yourselves a favor and watch this fight at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant or a bar of some kind. Mayweather vs Maidana is a rematch that will look like every other Floyd Mayweather fight and you, as a fan spending money, will feel robbed of a good fight.
Floyd is too slick to fall into Maidana’s tricks and pressure so expect this fight to be a clinch fest and a fight filled with Mayweather throwing that illegal elbow and forearm (don’t act like you haven’t noticed this in the past). Robert Garcia is a great trainer and he has refined Marcos Maidana’s skills but speed is one of those things that boxers either have or don’t have. Unfortunately, Maidana doesn’t have it and Mayweather knows this.
Look for Mayweather to capitalize like I mentioned above and continue to face slower fighters. If he really wants to give fans what they want, then let’s set up a Pacquiao fight and make it the most successful boxing event of all time. Until that happens, we fans need to boycott Mayweather’s pay per views. Let’s do that by starting with this one.
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