Mayweather: I’m upset what Maidana did to Broner
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) says he’s unhappy with the way that WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) beat Adrien Broner last December and he feels that Broner took Maidana for granted instead of realizing that he was a dangerous opponent with a real chance of beating him. Maidana defeated Broner by a 12 round unanimous decision and knocked him down twice in the fight.
It was a fight where Broner took a great deal of punishment, and he never did make an adjustment to shift into a plan B game plan to try and overcome the hard shots that Maidana was continually landing against him in the fight. Broner ended up with bad swelling on the right side of his face, but luckily for him there wasn’t an injury to his jaw.
“My opponent is tough,” Mayweather said about Maidana. “That boy is a tough opponent. I’m just mad what he did to Adrien Broner. I’m upset, but I’ve got to stay focused. You got to fight your way [to the top rather than talk]. Adrien Broner got out-hustled by Marcos Maidana. You can’t take nothing for granted.”
Floyd Mayweather Sr. said this about Broner: “He wants to talk his way to the top, but he can’t do it.”
Mayweather Jr. plans on trying to avenge Broner’s loss to Maidana by going out and schooling the Argentinian fighter for 12 rounds on May 3rd in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be televised by Showtime, and it’s expected to draw over 1 million pay-per-view buys on the first showing on the night of the fight. Many more boxing fans will likely see it a week later when it’s televised on regular Showtime.
Broner will be fighting on the undercard of Mayweather-Maidana against Carlos Molina in tune-up fight to give Broner a shot of confidence before he starts taking on the best fighters in the light welterweight division.
As for how Mayweather will go about beating Maidana, he’ll probably side step Maidana each time he comes charging forward to land his big shots. By stepping out of the way of Maidana, Mayweather will be able to clip him with shots on the side of the head. Broner chose to stand stationary when Maidana was coming forward, and that made things very easy for the hard hitting Argentinian fighter.
Broner should have used his legs to keep out of the way of the bigger fighter, because he didn’t have the size or the power to be trying to fight him in a one on one manner. Mayweather is smart and won’t just stand there in front of Maidana the way that Broner did.