Is Maidana ready to conquer the world by beating Mayweather?

By Michael Vena - 03/03/2014 - Comments

maidana74By Yannis Mihanos: Can WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) beat the best pound4pound fighter in the world by beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) on May 3rd? Is Maidana prepared enough? Is he skilled enough? Is he intelligent enough? Is he fast enough?Is he mentally and physically strong enough? Is he lucky enough? These are  some of the questions that pop into my head about two months before the big fight.

These are some of the questions that Maidana must try to answer in the ring. The tough as nails Argentinian is into the biggest match and purse of his career.

In the fight with Adrien Broner last December, Maidana fulfilled many people’s desires and wishes by beating Broner by a 12 round unanimous decision. On the  other hand, Broner still hopes for a rematch to redeem himself but as for now Maidana has better things to do. He has to fight a living icon a man that already belongs in  the boxing history books: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

To put things straight I can say that definitely he had some taste of Floyd by facing his <look alike>or so called <little brother>Broner but that’s where all comparisons stop. You can’t compare the copycat with the original and that’s a fact. He now has to face the real deal and that will surely be his biggest challenge so far.

I expect from Maidana to come out and try to knock  Mayweather out the same way as he did in December, but what I also may expect is not succeeding that. Mayweather is too skillful and too elusive for most of the boxers today and to beat him you need to have the complete six pack.

For Maidana to be the first man alive to beat Mayweather it will be a high order. He will have to be even better than with Broner fight because Mayweather is simply better than Broner.

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