Mayweather not worried about Maidana

By Chris Williams: Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) may have pulled off an impressive win in defeating WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner this month to win his WBA 147 lb. title, but the victory doesn’t have Floyd Mayweather Jr. at all scared of him or worried about whether or not he can beat him on May 3rd if he’s the one that Money May faces. In this tweet, Mayweather reduces the hard punching Maidana to little more than just a one-piece biscuit.

What Mayweather is saying here is that Maidana would be a punching bag for him. I suppose Maidana would be the equivalent of what Brandon Rios was for Manny Pacquiao last month in their fight in Macao, China. Rios was too slow and too stationary to make a fight of it for Pacquiao, and so he was turned into a punching bag with arms by Pacquiao. Rios didn’t see himself as that, but boxing fans pretty much saw him as little more than that kind of an opponent for Manny.

For Maidana to get the fight, Mayweather will need to have done his homework to figure out whether he would do a better job of bringing in the Hispanic fans to purchase the fight on pay-per-view in the U.S on Showtime.

If Mayweather feels that having Maidana face him will bring in more Hispanic fans than Amir Khan would, then it’s logical to conclude that it’s going to be Maidana facing him instead of Khan. The only thing that could possibly trip this up is if Mayweather decides that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao next, but that’s a real long shot. Mayweather would surprise everyone if he were to do that.

Pacquiao wants the fight, but I’m not sure if his promoter Bob Arum would let him take it. I can see Arum getting in the way of the Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations by doing something odd like talking about an outdoor stadium needing to be built first, or insisting that the fight take place in Macao, China, which is something that Mayweather would never agree on.


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