Mayweather: I want to win and do it in good fashion

By Boxing News - 09/12/2014 - Comments

_DSC0141(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: This Saturday night we could see a fight between WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana that will look very different from the first time they fought each other four months ago.

Mayweather has already tipped boxing fans off that he plans on putting on a clinic this Saturday by saying he wants to beat Maidana in style. When Mayweather says that he’s giving fans a hint that he’s going to be boxing Maidana rather than giving him a handicap like he did last time.

Mayweather hasn’t come out and said that he gave Maidana a handicap the last time he fought him, but it’s clearly evident that’s what he did. Mayweather fought with his back against the ropes and let Maidana have his innings for the first 6 rounds before getting his turn at bat in the 2nd half of the fight to dominate the rest of the way to get the victory.

“I want to win it and do it in good fashion. I’m like fine wine. I get better with time. Me being a defensive fighter played a major role. To be the best you’ve got to beat the best guys,” Mayweather said to

Winning in style means that Mayweather isn’t going to let Maidana lay a glove on him this Saturday night. That’s how I see it. Mayweather is going to keep Maidana from having a stationary target, and that’s going to keep the fight completely one-sided.

In responding to what Maidana said about Mayweather’s hand speed not being as fast as he thought, Mayweather said “I could care less what’s coming out of a fighter’s mouth. What I said out of my mouth came true. If you’re going to listen to anyone then listen to me. I said if you put 46 guys in front of me, I will beat all 46 of them and that’s why I’ve done.”

It’s so true. Instead of the media listening to the loser of the Mayweather-Maidana fight, they should be focusing on listening to the winner of the fight because Mayweather was the one who got the ‘W’ in the fight, not Maidana.

It’s good that Maidana says he’s not impressed with Mayweather’s hand speed, but the fact remains that he lost the fight. Besides that, Mayweather already said he’s been in the ring with harder punchers than Maidana in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto.

“I knew he [Maidana] was aggressive. Maidana was very, very aggressive against Adrien Broner,” Mayweather said. “That’s his style. I’m fighting the bias fans and the bias judges.”

Maidana was very aggressive against Broner in winning a 12 round decision. Mayweather wasn’t surprised at all about Maidana coming out aggressive last May in their first fight. Mayweather was ready for his attack, but he wanted to make it an interesting fight for the fans, so he chose to stay on the ropes for much of the fight rather than clowning Maidana and exposing his slow feet and slow hands.

Speaking about his last fight against Maidana, Mayweather said “If it was a bad day for me, I still came out on top. It’s obvious I did something right.”

The Mayweather-Maidana 2 fight will be televised starting at 7:00 p.m ET on Showtime pay-per-view on Saturday night, September 13th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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