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Mayweather should give Maidana rematch only if there’s no big fights out there

Floyd Mayweather Jr Marcos Rene MaidanaBy Chris Williams: In watching the replay of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana last night, it’s clear that Maidana couldn’t deal with Mayweather even with him fighting his game and giving him a major handicap by fighting Adrien Broner’s same fight that he used against Maidana last December. While the judges scored the Mayweather-Maidana fight close in giving Mayweather a 12 round majority decision by the scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 114-114, it’s clear that Mayweather would win ever round in a rematch with Maidana by fighting his normal fight.

It would be like the second fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran where Duran ended up quitting. Maidana probably wouldn’t quit, but he’d end up getting clowned the same way that Duran was by Leonard in that fight. That’s why I think that Mayweather should only take the Maidana fight if he has nothing else available for him to fight as far as big named opponents that the boxing public wants to see.

The reason is that Mayweather only has 3 fights left in his career, and it’s pointless for him to waste one of them in facing a guy he already beat. We know now that Mayweather can beat Maidana at his own game, but it’ll be far worse in a rematch with Mayweather using his usual elusive fighting style. Mayweather needs to fight for the most money possible for each fight, and Maidana doesn’t have the fan base to bring in the really big pay-per-view numbers, especially now that he proved that he can’t beat Mayweather even with him giving him every advantage that he could give.

Mayweather could ed up retiring before his contract with Showtime/CBS expires, and that’s another reason why he shouldn’t waste another fight on Maidana. There are bigger fish to fry than getting Maidana back in the ring and making him look ridiculously bad.

“I’m not worried about going 50-0.” Mayweather said via New York Daily News. “I’m being honest. I’m contemplating every day getting out of the sport now. I’m very comfortable. Very comfortable.”

Mayweather says he could make $70 million for his fight against Maidana on May 3rd, and with the money that Mayweather has already made, he doesn’t need to fight anymore if he does want to. But for as long as Mayweather does continue fighting, he needs to be bringing in the biggest names for the biggest fights, and going over old ground with Maidana just doesn’t seem to be worth it.

Boxing fans would prefer to see Mayweather fight the likes of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, Sergio Martinez, Peter Quillin, or Shawn Porter. You can add Amir Khan to that list for next year in May. But a rematch against Maidana is a pointless fight. He had his chance and he lost. Now it’s time for Mayweather to move on to bigger and better things. Let Maidana fight a rematch with Khan, and then maybe the winner of that fight can face Mayweather next May. Other than that, Maidana doesn’t rate for a rematch after the way he lost to Maywesather.

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