Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana 2 Preview & Predictions

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 | 2

Five-weight, ten-time world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather will look to make it 47-0 when he rematches gutsy contender Marcos Maidana on September 13th. ‘Money’ is hot property right now, although ‘El Chino’ put in a very game effort when they fought back in May. Mayweather was undoubtedly more accurate, but Maidana was close to him with a respectable 221/858 to Floyd’s 230/426.


Last five fights for Mayweather: Marcos Maidan MD win, Saul Alvarez MD win, Robert Guerro UD win, Miguel Cotto UD win, Victor Ortiz KO win

So what needs to change for Maidana to win in the rematch? Well he needs to avoid being hit so much, to be blunt. Although he was able to tag ‘Money’ almost evenly to what he received, ‘El Chino’ just wasted far too many punches. Unfortunately for him, this is down to the surgical precision of Mayweather’s movement. No-one has yet been able to figure the ten-time champion out, or at least expose his weaknesses enough to win.

The Argentinian said he felt robbed by the judges in the first fight, who awarded Mayweather the majority win in front of a divided Las Vegas crowd. The punch stats tell the story of quite a close fight, but it would seem that accuracy won the day, so ‘El Chino’ really needs to pick his shots this time. Not only that, he needs to keep Floyd in his range, and preferably covering up. All this and the kid has to remember to breath too! Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

Marcos Maidana last five fights: Floyd Mayweather MD loss, Adrien Broner UD win, Josesito Lopez TKO win, Martin Angel Martinez KO win, Jesus Soto Karass TKO win

Mayweather has made a career of clowning champions, beating on legends as if they were talentless cans. He may not have completely dominated Maidana first time round, but the reason behind the rematch is just that; Maidana did better than anyone else has recently, so why not throw him in there again? Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana is an intriguing rematch, but the ever elusive Mayweather vs ‘Pac Man’ still seems a distant dream.

PPV sales: Showtime recently confirmed Mayweather vs Maidan 2 has been bumped to the 9 PM slot for their PPV showdown, giving them the best chance to make a killing in the Pay-per-View numbers. Boxing great Manny Pacquiao averages around 725,000 buys for his big fights, whereas ‘Money’ boasts a sobering 1.35 million buts per event. His fight against ‘Sauce Man’ paid dividends with a staggering 2.2 million PPV buys. ‘Money’ by name, and lots of money by nature it seems.

Prediction: This is actually a tough one, even though Mayweather is unbeaten his entire pro career. Now aged 37, perhaps the last fight against Maidana was a sign of Mayweather slowing? If Maidana is the one to beat him, then the Aregntina native will have to put on an absolutely perfect display.

‘Money’ just has too much cunning for his younger and less experienced foe, and I think we’re in for a repeat of Mayweather vs Castillo 2. ‘Money’ has a point to prove, and I feel he will earn a late TKO over a battered Maidana. That’s all, thanks for reading my Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana 2 Preview & Predictions

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