Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily outpoints Marcos Maidana
Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily outpointed Marcos Maidana in their rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, who defeated Maidana by a majority decision in May, had an effective game plan and executed it well. He didn’t throw a lot of punches but landed a high percentage of them, most from a safe distance. And he avoided Maidana’s best shots by using his still-fresh legs or holding when Maidana got inside.
Maidana was competitive when he let his hands go with abandon but didn’t do that frequently enough to win rounds.
The Argentine’s best moment was a hard right in the final seconds of the third round that hurt Mayweather but he was never in significant trouble again.
The scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 116-111.
Mayweather is now 47-0 (with 26 knockouts), two victories shy of Rocky Marciano’s final record of 49-0.
Mayweather accused Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) of biting him on the glove in the eighth round, a contention replays seemed to support. And Maidana lost a point for pushing Mayweather to the canvas in Round 10.
A full report will follow shortly.