Maidana fires back at Mayweather
By Allan Fox: It didn’t take WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana to respond to Floyd Mayweather’s tweet from this morning where Mayweather described Maidana as being little more than a “one-piece meal with biscuit.” Maidana fired back on his facebook reminding Mayweather that he recently beat little Mayweather, Adrien Broner.
“Floyd, Your little brother wasn’t good enough for this “*****” but who knows, maybe your the next one in the family,” Maidana said via Tyc Sports.
Maidana is hoping he’ll be the next one to fight Mayweather, because it would give him a career-high payday and give him enough money to retire on. If Maidana can’t get this fight, then he’s going to need to work on the Broner rematch. Those are Maidana’s biggest opportunities for him to get a big payday in what will likely be a short reign as the WBA 147 lb. champion.
If Mayweather doesn’t beat Maidana, then someone else will like Keith Thurman. That’s not to say that there are a lot of welterweights that can beat Maidana, because he’s clearly a top 5 guy at 147. But Maidana will struggle against fighters like Keith Thurman, Kell Brook, Amir Khan and Devon Alexander. Those guys are probably too good for Maidana. That’s why it’s important for Maidana to try his best to get the Mayweather fight.
For Maidana to beat Mayweather, he would have to jump on Mayweather early in the same way that he did against Broner, and not let him get away to use the ring. It’s possible that Mayweather might make a mistake by opting to stay in the pocket and try to beat fight Maidana the way that Broner did to prove he can do what Broner couldn’t do.
If Mayweather chooses to fight Maidana like that, then this fight could be very interesting because Maidana would land a lot of his big power shots. As good as Mayweather is, he couldn’t stand in the pocket against Maidana for 12 rounds and avoid getting hit. Even if Maidana lands less than 20 percent of his punches against Mayweather, he’d still have the chance of hurting him with what he does land.
Maidana would make a small fortune if he could beat Mayweather, because he would get a rematch with him and the second fight would make Maidana a lot more money than the first.