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Floyd Mayweather smart to fight Marcos Maidana again

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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is undoubtedly the superstar of the sport with his status as pound for pound king unchallenged at the moment.

Mayweather, aged 37, is a man who has created a major brand for himself and every time that he boxes it is a major event with a host of celebrity guests in attendance.

The whole boxing world is fixated in trying to find the man to solve the so called 'MayVinci Code' with Marcos Maidana given the job in May of this year.

The rugged Argentine Maidana gave Mayweather his toughest test in years with his come forward, all out aggression style. He really tried to rough Mayweather up and during the early rounds really did cause problems.

During the second half of the fight Mayweather adjusted to the style in front of him and began to look more assured and land the cleaner shots. He appeared to win the majority of the second half of the fight and for most won the fight.

Should Maidana have won?

There were however those who believed that Maidana did enough to claim a win or even a draw which seems hard to understand as barring the early rounds he seemed to lose most of the rest with the majority of his shots being blocked or missing the target.

As a result of such opinion there have been calls for a rematch and Mayweather has been very clever in giving Maidana such an opportunity.

Mayweather can now claim to be giving the fans what they have asked for and at the same time he will know that the hype around this fight will be bigger than that present at the first fight. More hype ultimately means more money for Mayweather.

Mayweather: Lessons learned

Mayweather will now know exactly what to expect from Maidana and can prepare a game-plan to counter it. It is expected that he won't stand up as close as before and will look to utilise his superior boxing skills from a distance.

Also the main other potential fighters to face Mayweather all appear unavailable for the September date. Amir Khan is currently fasting for the holy festival of Ramadan and would not be able to get his body back into the necessary shape in time.

Khan appears the favourite to face Mayweather next may should they both remain undefeated in the mean time and would likely have been the opponent for September if available.

A fight against Maidana would also seem to present less risk for Mayweather at the moment and part of him will want to show the doubters that he can beat Maidana convincingly this time around.

This isn't the fight that some of us want to see again as it is felt that Mayweather will nullify the effective work that Maidana did first time around and that it will be a one-sided affair.

This was the general consensus for the first fight though and Maidana did surprise most with his performance so maybe he will do so again but it is doubtful.

Entertaining fight awaits

It should be an entertaining fight but there are other boxers out there who should be getting this chance. Danny Garcia would have deserved a shot following the success he has had in the last couple of years as he seems set to move up to welterweight soon.

Mayweather as always has money on the mind and he knows that this rematch will sell and he will know that he can win this fight in more convincing fashion this time around.


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Floyd Mayweather
Danny Garcia
Boxing
Welterweight

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