Opinion | Sep 09 2014

Why Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather must not be completely discounted

Matt Christie has landed in Las Vegas and reveals why the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana showdown should not be ignored

IF Floyd Mayweather loses on Saturday it will be one of the most shocking results in sporting history.

Few observers are predicting that Marcos Maidana, the Argentine bullet master, will be a threat when they collide for the second time this year in Las Vegas. Their first encounter was better than expected, as Maidana bullied his rival early, and landed almost as many punches over the course of the 12-round distance. Mayweather, for the first time in many years, was put under pressure. However, there were no real doubts about Mayweather’s supremacy at the final bell.

The rematch – again hosted in Floyd’s MGM Grand back room – is expected to be a more straightforward exercise for the champion. Mayweather knows his rival, has superior skills, and will be exceptionally confident of scoring his 47th win.


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