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Floyd Mayweather hints at foul-play ahead of Marcos Maidana rematch

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Floyd Mayweather takes on Marcos Maidana in a rematch of their May bout this Saturday under the lights in Las Vegas.

And ahead of the hyper fight, as is customary in the run up to any headline bout, Mayweather cranked up the tension that little bit further when he spoke to Fox Sports.

Dirty tactics

In a 1-on-1 special with Colleen Dominguez the undefeated fighter showed that whilst he respects his opponent, Marcos Maidana and his team are guilty of some underhand tactics.

In the aftermath of their first fight (which Mayweather won on a controversial points decision) Mayweather called out Maidana for his dirty style, and he wasn't backing down from that assertion on the eve of this his 47th professional fight:

"Just play the clips, look at the fight and you can see it," the US boxer told Dominguez.

"In mixed martial arts you can use knees, elbows, a little bit of everything... He tackled me, tried to knee me, head-butt, low-blow and the list goes on and on," continued a clearly focused Mayweather. 

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Further allegations

It wasn't just the rough treatment that Floyd Mayweather had a problem with back in May, with Marcos Maidana's gloves raising questions from TMT.

The Argentine planned to wear a specially designed light-weight pair of Everlast gloves only for Mayweather to cry foul on the eve of the May 17 bout over concerns that the gloves lacked sufficient padding.

And Mayweather still believes there was something not quite right about the situation:

"The point is this. If he's not cheating and you feel that you won the first fight you can do it again with the same gloves that you wore in the last fight.

"The person that's making the issue of the gloves is Robert Garcia his trainer. It's obvious the trainer is up to doing something no good," said Mayweather.

Record on the line

Eventhough Floyd Mayweather clearly harbors some resentment towards Maidana there is no hiding his begrudging appreciation of his opponent.

Admitting in the interview that Maidana clearly won three bouts (which is quite something for someone with the self confidence of Mayweather to do) the boxer showed respect for someone he described as a "rough and tough" competitor.

We only have a few hours left before the MGM Grand plays host to this highly anticipated rematch and judging by these last minute comments from Mayweather there is certainly a lot on the line for the 46-0 fighter.

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