Sunday, September 14, 2014

Aftermath of a fight: Mayweather beats Maidana For a Second Time

By Alon Calinao Dy: The rematch fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr., (47-0, 27 KOs) and Marcos Maidana ( 35-5, 31 KOs) was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime Pay-Per-View, and Mayweather Promotions on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

According to some reports, Mayweather Jr., was guaranteed to receive $35 million dollars and $3 million dollars for his challenger Marcos Maidana, a hard-hitting and determined brawler, who currently lives in Argentina with his family.

In the first round of the fight, undoubtedly Maidana came out to pressure Mayweather with solid shots that slightly hurt the undefeated American. He continued to throw lethal punches till the fourth round when Mayweather felt Maidana's powerful shots.

As I said in my article boycott mayweather-maidana-fight before their anticipating second bout, Maidana was a tough competitor but he was lack a relentless attack. He couldn't even land a solid punch to Mayweather's body. In fairness to Chino, he tried his best to defeat the champion, but it was not enough.

I was kind of frustrated about the referee, Kenny Bayless, who deducted Maidana a point for accidentally pushed Mayweather down. But when Mayweather hit the Argentine boxer below the belt, he obviously did nothing about it. No point deduction, seriously?

Before the end of the round, Mayweather complained to his compatriot referee about the alleged bite from Maidana that caused his fingers to numb after the 8th round. There were so many breaks and dramas in this fight. Fans booed loudly as Mayweather rested for a while, seemingly unhappy with his new alibis or tactics.

In the 12th round, Mayweather avoided the punches of Maidana. He danced throughout the bout, for he knew he was ahead on all scorecards. The final judges' scores were 115-112, 116-111, 116-111. Floyd retained his WBA/WBC welterweight title for the second time.

After the fight, he was asked again about the possible match against the current WBO welterweight champion and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. For the first time he spoke bravely and said, "Pacquiao should focus first to his current opponent. Let's see what will happen in May." 

Expect the unexpected.