Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

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Floyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), retained his WBC and WBA
welterweight titles, along with his WBC super welterweight title, with
an unimpressively dominant decision over Marcos Maidana, (35-5, 31 KOs),
that had the 16,144 fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in
Las Vegas booing through most of the final round. Scores were 115-112,
116-111, 116-111.

Like in his only other rematch, against Jose Luis Castillo,
Mayweather adjusted from the first fight by minimizing the sustained
action with constant movement around the ring and grabbing his opponent
when the ring was cut off.

As a consequence, Maidana did not have the early success against
Mayweather that he had in their first fight, which effectively sapped
the fight of any drama or competitive potential. Maidana did
occasionally catch Mayweather with his right hand, but unlike their
first fight where Mayweather took risks in engaging Maidana against the
ropes and standing in the pocket, resulting in a memorable bout,
Mayweather’s primary goal this night was to avoid danger.

Ironically the most discomfort Mayweather suffered in the fight was a
bizarre incident in round eight where Maidana appeared to bite
Mayweather’s glove that was pressing onto Maidana’s face. Referee Kenny
Bayless also deducted a point from Maidana in round ten for pushing
Mayweather down with a forearm to the neck.

Mayweather was his usual gracious self in his postfight comments, thanking the fans and saying he could perform better.

Credit: fightnews

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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