Mayweather denies having a tooth knocked out by Maidana
By Jim Maltzman: Marcos Maidana recently posted on social media showing a tooth that allegedly belongs to Floyd Mayweather Jr. from their second fight in September 2014.
The former two-division world champion Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is keeping the tooth as a trophy of some sort even though he lost both fights with Mayweather.
Mayweather denies losing a tooth
Here’s the thing: Mayweather denies that he lost a tooth in his rematch with the powerful Argentinian Maidana in September 2014. The question is if it’s not Mayweather’s tooth that Maidana is holding onto for a souvenir from his second fight with the famous American star, then whose is it?
It’s ghastly even to consider holding onto anyone’s tooth, but it seems pointless if the tooth doesn’t belong to Mayweather. Who gave Maidana the tooth, and where did that person find it?
If Maidana has been holding onto someone else’s tooth all the years, believing it to be one of Mayweather’s, then he’s been deceiving himself.
Although Mayweather does admit that Maidana got his attention after he nailed by a hard left hook from Maidana at the end of the third round, Floyd looked shaken up from the shot.
The Argentinian allegedly knocked out one of Mayweather’s teeth in their rematch back in 2014.
“In the third round, when he hit me with that shot after the bell, it was a real good shot. It got my attention,” Mayweather said via The Independent. “No, he didn’t knock my teeth out. Not at all! He’s a strong guy, he’s a good puncher, but no, as far as my teeth missing, absolutely not.”
Why is Maidana talking about the tooth?
What’s the purpose of Maidana talking about the tooth right now? After all these years, Maidana is bringing it up, and you have to wonder why. Is he trying to lure Mayweather into giving him a trilogy fight for old time’s sake? If so, it’s probably going to be a waste of time.
While a fight between Mayweather and Maidana might play out big in Argentina, it’s not going to interest U.S boxing fans. Maidana hasn’t fought since losing to Mayweather in their rematch in 2014, and he’s gotten so big over the years.
Maidana is losing weight now in getting ready for an exhibition match against 47-year-old former kickboxer Jorge Cali in Argentina. Those two were supposed to be fighting this month on April 18, but the fight is now postponed due to the pandemic. Mayweather isn’t likely to be lured into a third fight with Maidana, no matter how good he looks against Cali.
Whether the tooth that Maidana is holding onto is Mayweather’s or not, there’s no demand for a Mayweather-Maidana 3 fight from U.S boxing fans. If Mayweather is going to return to boxing, he can make huge money fighting Manny Pacquiao or Canelo Alvarez in a rematch.
Mayweather hasn’t shown any indication that he’ll fight either of those fighters, however. Earlier this year, Floyd hinted that he could return to the ring for a fight against Conor McGregor, but nothing has come of that. If Mayweather is going to fight someone, a rematch against McGregor would seem to be his best bet.
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