The Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana entire boxing card was one of the best boxing cards I’ve seen in a while. However, the main event stole the show, in part because Maidana brought the fight to Mayweather like no one has in quite some time. However, Mayweather proved why he’s arguably the best ever in the game with his ability to make in fight adjustments after weathering an early storm.
ProMMAnow.com scored the bout in favor of Mayweather, and I personally scored the bout seven rounds to five in favor of him as well. Granted, there were a couple of rounds that were extremely close and probably could have gone either way.
Maidana took control right from the start with good pressure involving volume punches with Mayweather against the ropes or in the corner where he did most of his damage. The question is did Mayweather stay on the ropes to give the fans an exciting fight or was Maidana forcing him there by cutting off the ring? It’s hard to say, but Mayweather was able to stay off the ropes for the most part after the first few rounds.
It’s incredible to think that Maidana could throw double the amount of punches(800 +) and still lose the fight. However, that’s exactly what happened with Mayweather throwing just over 400 punches. The problem for Maidana is that Mayweather landed over half of them. He also landed the more cleaner/powerful looking shots, in particular his patented lead right hand and incredible punches to the body. Those punches to the body may ultimately be the deciding factor in what got Mayweather the win. Those punches began to take their toll on Maidana about halfway through the bout, which is where Mayweather began to string a series of impressive rounds together after a slow start.
Was it a close fight? Absolutely. However, it’s a boxing match, not a street fight which Maidana tried to make it at times(which I believe is the right game plan to defeat Mayweather). The fact that Maidana thew that many punches and only landed just over 30% of them is an impressive feat in itself for Mayweather.
I think Maidana fought about as well as he could and still wasn’t able to get the win. If they fight again as it was suggested in the post-fight interviews, I tend to think Mayweather will win that fight rather convincingly.
How did you score the fight?