Sunday, May 4, 2014

Floyd Mayweather Defeats Marcos Maidana

million dollar boxer +Floyd Mayweather have defeated +Marcos MaidanaFloyd Mayweather Jr. continued his perfect career, but boy, was it a tough night. Maybe the toughest of his entire brilliant, unbeaten career. Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) found himself in a serious dogfight, trying to fend off the super aggressive Marcos Maidana of Argentina and his wild overhand rights, but his accuracy was the difference in a majority decision victory to unify welterweight world titles on Saturday night before a sold-out crowd of 16,268 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Typically, Mayweather fights are over early, when it is obvious that he is dominating his opponent and on his way to a wipeout decision win. But Maidana, a 12-to-1 underdog and given no chance by anyone other than his most ardent supporters — one media poll was 46-0 in Mayweather’s favor — was in the fight all the way. For the fight, Mayweather landed 230 of 426 blows (54 percent) while the nonstop punching Maidana connected on 221 of 858 (26 percent). Maidana threw punches from all kinds of angles and forced Mayweather into the ropes time and again.

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