By Daniel Clement: Last night Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) defeated WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) by a 12 round majority decision to capture his WBA 147 lb. title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Was Mayweather’s victory a controversial one? It was not. Was it a dirty fight that shown a lack of sportsmanship from Maidana? Yes it was in my view.
First let’s look into both fighters’ performances.
Maidana used a lot of moves that looked dirty in the fight. Usually such things would be frowned upon, but since Mayweather is involved, it seem that anything goes, which is not how it should be. From the very first rounds, we saw a lot of rabbit punches from Maidana, which appeared intentional. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada: By Daniel Hughes: The fallout from last night’s 147lb unification fight between WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) WBA champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s), will continue to be a subject for all fight fans to debate in the months ahead. The subject of judges’ scoring, once again be the main focus and of much head shaking.
The card that Burt A. Clements scored 117-111 to Mayweather certainly doesn’t reflect what the attending fans, commentators and pretty much anyone with a unbiased opinion witnessed. To score that fight 9-3 in rounds to Mayweather reflects that some judges really are judging on reputation, not reality. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jaime Ortega: Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) not long ago criticized Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on the radio for “fighting like amateur boxers”, yet with all the criticism, it was Floyd who fought like an amateur to a very impressive and underrated Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Maidana went against Floyd like a chaotic brawler, not fearing his counter punches. The fight should have ended in a draw, but Floyd won by 12 round majority decision by the scores of 114-114, 116-112, and 117-111 in a controversial bout. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: The most appropriate response to the tremendous performance by Marcos Maidana is: Wow! Maidana clearly won 5 or 6 rounds of the fight, and I watched it live and had it in the end for Floyd Mayweather Jr by 1 or 2 points, though I could have seen a draw or even a slight edge on the cards for Maidana. One thing that I am sure of is that Mayweather did not deserve to win by more than the three points on the cards – two of the scorecards for the judges were much wider than they should have been.
I actually would have thought a majority draw would have been a reasonably outcome, but without a knockdown from Maidana, I think that in the end a majority decision for Mayweather was the most just. Read the rest of this entry »
By Meyer Lynk: For a man who claims to be “The Best Ever,” the best to ever lace up the gloves, and the best in all era, Floyd Mayweather Jr’s performance against Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) looked far from being “The Best” last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don’t fall for Mayweather’s lies that were given to Jim Grey after the fight.
Mayweather’s excuse for his unimpressive victory was that wanted to give the fans a fight they wanted to see. Don’t believe this lie. He said the exact same thing at the post fight press conference after his match against Miguel Cotto two years ago, but then what does he do afterwards? He brings back his dad as a coach to his training camp for his fight with Robert Guerrero because he said he was hit with too many shots in the Cotto fight. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Rocky Esposito: Last night the Boxing world received a huge surprise/treat in regards to the match-up between Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos “El Chino Maidana” (35-4, 31 KO’s). Mayweather won the fight via majority decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114), but Maidana clearly proved that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not invincible anymore.
Prior to the fight, I typed up my final analysis. I never make actual predictions because I never want to be disrespectful to any fighter. Plus, I have been watching Boxing way too long to know a simple truth, you just never know what is going on inside a fighter’s head prior to a fight. That being said, I was very surprised at Floyd Mayweather’s approach to this fight, especially the first half of the fight. Instead of moving laterally, he stayed in front of Maidana and wanted to exchange. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Jim Dower: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) defeated Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) earlier tonight by a 12 round majority decision to capture Maidana’s WBA 147lb title in a close fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you believed that Mayweather won or not was largely a subjective thing, because it seems that boxing fans are pretty much split right now about who they saw at the winner of the fight. The judges scored it for Floyd 116-112, 117-111, and 114-114.
Mayweather might need to convince his promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions that it would be a good idea for a Maidana rematch to take place, because Schaefer was really high on Amir Khan’s performance against Luis Collazo in the co-feature bout on the card. Schaefer kept going back to Khan as a possible opponent for Mayweather’s next fight, even after Khan said that he can’t fight next September due to Ramadan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Amnbrose: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) defeated WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) by a controversial 12 round majority decision tonight in a decision that was loudly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 114-114, 117-111, and 116-112. I scored the fight 7 rounds to 5 for Maidana. I had definitely had Maidana winning the fight. I had Maidana winning rounds 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11 and 12.
Mayweather was throwing too many single punch counters, and Maidana was walking through those shots to nail Mayweather with hard body shots against the ropes. Mayweather was forced to hold through most of the fight in order to stop Maidana’s superior inside attack. Mayweather tried his check left hook that he’d knocked Ricky Hatton out years ago, but it had no effect on Maidana, who waked through the shot and kept firing away with body shots. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight filled with constant holding and pulling down on the neck by Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s), he defeated former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (35-6, 18 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan knocked Collazo down three times in the fight in dropping him in the 4th once and twice in the 10th round.
The final judges’ scores were 117-106, 119-104, and 119-104.
Collazo lost a point for hitting Khan low in the 8th round. Khan was leaning on Collazo’s neck, as usual, and Collazo got tired of it and nailed Khan low to get him to stop. Oddly enough, the referee took a point away from Collazo instead of Khan for pulling down on Collazo’s head. Read the rest of this entry »