Opinion | Sep 13 2014

Boxing results: Floyd Mayweather beats Marcos Maidana via unanimous decision and is open to Manny Pacquiao showdown

Read Matt Christie's detailed blog of events in Las Vegas, where there were also wins for Leo Santa Cruz and Mickey Bey

FLOYD MAYWEATHER won a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas tonight. Two scores of 116-111, and one of 115-112, were perhaps a little kind to the loser. Any suggestions that Floyd Mayweather is in sharp decline have been rubbished. Perhaps he is a shade slower than his pomp, but at 37 years old, he remains several steps ahead of his rivals. Maidana provided Floyd with a few nervy moments, but ultimately, the unbeaten star was on a different level.

What next? “Manny Pacquiao?” Mayweather said. “Let’s make it happen.”

THERE is no shortage of drama inside the MGM Grand. Mayweather was illegally shoved to the canvas in the 10th round, and Maidana lost a point. The American is then warned for low blows in the 11th, before unleashing a flurry of perfect blasts. Three minutes to go, and Floyd is a long, long way ahead. Surely.


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