Mayweather-Maidana & Khan-Collazo replay tonight on Showtime at 9:30 pm
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Tonight boxing fans will get the opportunity to see the replay of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) vs. Marcos Maidana (35-4,31 KO’s) on regular Showtime at 9:30 pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fans will also get to see the co-feature fight between Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) and Luis Collazo (35-6, 18 KO’s). Following the Showtime Championship premiere, Showtime will televise All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana – Epilogue. This is the final episode of the Mayweather-Maidana All Access series, and it’ll go into the aftermath of their exciting fight last Saturday night.
Last Saturday, Mayweather put in one of his most exciting fights of his career against the Argentinian Maidana in front of a packed MGM Grand in beautiful Las Vegas. Mayweather purposefully gave Maidana a handicap by choosing to fight with his back against the ropes in the same way that Adrien Broner had fought Maidana last December. Mayweather did this by choice because he wanted to make it exciting for the boxing fans, and prove that he could beat Maidana by fighting in his own game.
Mayweather accomplished his goal by showing that he was able to out-punch Maidana and get the better of him in close. This was really the only way that Maidana was to have any hope of being competitive with Mayweather, as if the fight had taken place with Mayweather using his boxing skills, Maidana wouldn’t have won a round of the fight. Mayweather would have clowned him and boxing fans would have probably been angry about it. You have to remember that Maidansa was a 12-1 underdog for this fight, even though he came into the fight as the WBA welterweight champion.
Amir Khan showed that he’s one of the best fighters in the 147lb division in beating Luis Collazo in the co-feature bout. Khan used movement, and quick combinations to give Collazo fits in this fight. Collazo looked like he was sacrificing himself with the way that he slowly walked after Khan with his hands down by his sides round after round. It wasn’t a smart way of fighting, and his trainer should have given him a better plan than the one that he employed for the fight. Khan was attempting to make a case for himself that he deserves a shot against Mayweather, and he showed that he does deserve a fight. But Khan immediately after the fight took himself out of the Mayweather sweepstake for September by saying that he has Ramadan during that month, and won’t be able to fight Mayweather. But Khan fought well enough to deserve a fight against Mayweather at some point in the future if Khan can keep winning.
Adrien Broner, a former three time world champion, looked good in out-boxing Carlos Molina in winning a 10 round unanimous decision. Broner showed flashes of the brilliance that he’d displayed while fighting in the lightweight division. His power didn’t have much of an affect against Molina, but he was still able to redden his face and totally dominate him in winning an easy decision.
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