Marcos Maidana Says He Will KO Floyd Mayweather In September

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 | 0

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was truly pushed to his limits when he fought Marcos Maidana in May; the five-weight world champion was beaten up on and cut early in the fight, but rallied back to win a majority decision and retain his titles. Maidana was granted an immediate rematch, and the stage was set for the second meeting on the 13th of September. The bout will go down once again at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

The first fight was full of all the usual world title filler; there was controversy about the gloves that Maidana was wearing, Floyd’s team threatened to pull out, and the fight itself was a dirty affair indeed. Consequently, Maidana has come closer than any man in history to beating Mayweather Jr., and he plans on putting an end to the champion’s streak next time. Check out what “El Chino” said to

“Looking back at the first fight, I think I can improve my punching accuracy. My attack overall was good and very effective. I felt I surprised Mayweather. “
I don’t think age has anything to do with it. In the first fight, he stood and fought with me a little bit, but then he started boxing and moving at times. He’s a good athlete. He’s in shape. I think that it was his decision to stand and fight with me.”


It’s true that Mayweather was thoroughly tested against Maidana in May, but the champion landed more punches, with more accuracy, and clearly won the second half of the fight. The question is how much will both their gameplans have changed? We’ve seen rematches in the past that were mirror images of the first fights, but we’ve also seen guys finished in one the second time around.

This second fight I hope that he decides to stand and fight with me. To fight like a man. I hope he doesnt start running or trying to move away. I was able to force him to stand and fight, and that had a lot to do with conditioning. The times when he decided to box is because I let him. I let him get away. I let him be able to box and move. I think I did well in forcing him to fight because of the pressure I put on,”

“There is no doubt that I’m coming out looking for the win, and getting that knockout”

Big words from the challenger, but will he be able to back it up against the undefeated pound-for-pound king Mayweather?

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