Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) and Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) will each put their Welterweight titles on the line this evening as they square off at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mayweather’s WBC and Ring titles are up for grabs, while Maidana puts up his WBA belt.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, play-by-play commentary for the Mayweather vs. Maidana main event (starts at approx. 11:30 p.m. ET), as well as quick results for the undercard that features the likes of Adrien Broner and Amir Kahn.
- Floyd Mayweather def. Marcos Maidana by majority decision (114-114, 117-111, 116-112)
- Amir Kahn def. Luis Collazo by unanimous decision (117-106, 119-104 x 2)
- Adrien Broner def. Carlos Molina by unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 100-90)
- J’Leon Love def. Marco Antonio Periban by unanimous decision (95-93, 97-92, 96-93)
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana play-by-play:
Round 1 – Maidana is the picture of calm. Touch gloves. Mayweather avoids some shots, right to the body from Maidana. Jab from Mayweather. Floyd lands a combo and a jab to the body. Right to the body from Maidana, clinch, and some left hooks to the body score. Overhand right from Maidana, lefts to the body as Floyd is backed against the ropes. Floyd covering up and trying to weather the storm. Maidana landing some hard shots. Floyd firing back now and then, lands a nice hook. Left to the body from Floyd. Clinch, left body shot from Maidana. PMN sees it 10-9 Maidana.
Round 2 – Keep an eye on Maidana’s overhand right. It could be the money maker. Body jab from Floyd. Nice right from Floyd. Right hook. Again. Floyd with a couple left hooks, Maidana backs him against the ropes for a moment but ref separates them. Maidana working the body hard, then lands an overhand right. Left hook from Mayweather, right to the body. Brief clinch. Floyd has found himself against the ropes a few times so far. Nice left jab to the body from Mayweather. Right to the body from Maidana. Maidana with some body shots, backing Floyd to the ropes. Nice right from Floyd before the bell. Closer round but PMN sees the round 10-9 Maidana.
Round 3 – Left hook from Floyd, but Maidana is stalking, backing him up. Left jab to the body from Floyd, again. Nice hook combo from Floyd to counter. Maidana hunting. Left hooks to the body and an uppercut from Maidana. Overhand right. He’s making this a brawl. Left jab to the body and a right from Floyd. Body shots from Maidana against the ropes. Ref separates them but he comes back with more. Close round….
Round 4 – Overhand right from Maidana, left to the body. Brief clinch and warning from ref. Maidana throwing heat. Nice body hook and left upstairs from Floyd. Maidana being busier though. Floyd cut over his right eye. Left hook from Maidana. Looking for big overhand rights that miss. Left hook from Floyd. Lots of clinching. Floyd with a big left hook to the body. He keeps rubbing at his eye. He looks at the blood. Nice right uppercut from Floyd but Maidana fires back with aggressive combos backing Floyd against the ropes. PMN sees the round 10-9 Maidana.
Round 5 – The cut on Floyd’s head seems to have happened from an accidental head butt. They trade a few jabs. Big overhand right from Maidana, clinch. Jab and a right from Maidana. Nice right hook to the body and jab from Floyd. Maidana keeping the pressure on. Big right to the body, left upstairs from Maidana. Couple right to the kidneys. Right hook to the body, clinch and left hooks to the body from Maidana before the bell. He’s outworking Floyd so far. PMN sees it 10-9 for Maidana.
Round 6 – Maidana definitely breathing harder than Mayweather between rounds. But he seems okay. Left hook and a right from Floyd. Maidana backs him to the ropes. Left hooks to the body and an overhand right from Maidana. Left hook from Floyd as they move back to the center. Right counter from Maidana. Right hook to the body from Maidana, counter right from Floyd. Maidana bullies him against the ropes. Floyd complains to the ref. Right uppercut from Floyd lands clean. Right to body from Floyd. Nice left hooks from Floyd. Nice right from Floyd, then a counter straight right. Right and left hooks to the body from Maidana, backs Floyd to the ropes. Ref separates them. Floyd with a couple hooks before the bell and the give each other the evil eye after the bell. Floyd may have saved that round. PMN sees it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 7 – Left hook to body from Maidana. Clinch, Floyd fires back with a combo. In the center of the ring, left hook from Floyd, now one to the body. Maidana backs him to the ropes and unloads to the body and head as Mayweather covers. Floyd tees off with a combo to the head as he gets off the ropes. Double left hooks from Floyd. Maidana backs him to the ropes, repeatedly clinching. Seems to be slowing a bit. Floyd finding his rhythm better now. Lands a nice left hook before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 8 – Clinch, body shots from Maidana. Hooks to the body from Maidana, being very aggressive this round as he gets Floyd against the ropes. Back to the center. Floyd takes a low blow and complains. Ref separates them briefly. Maidana working his jab, nice right to the body. Right to the body from Floyd. Maidana backs him to the ropes with a jab and body shots. Lead left hook and chopping right from Mayweather as they move back to the center. Right to the body, left hook counter upstairs from Floyd. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Maidana.
Round 9 – Maidana stalking. Floyd avoiding. Nice right from Floyd, again. Again. Body jab from Floyd. He’s backed to the ropes, ref breaks it up but he’s right back there. Left hook from Mayweather. Right cross from Mayweather on the button. Maidana walks through it. Maidana has him against the ropes before ref breaks it up. Big body shots from Floyd. Maidana throwing the jab but it can’t find its mark. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Mayweather.
Round 10 – In the center. Big left from Floyd, then a right as Maidana ducks into it. Floyd has his timing now. Maidana callss him forward and backs him to the ropes, clinch, body shots from Maidana. Right from Floyd. Maidana backs him up, but they clinch and ref breaks it. This has happened repeatedly this round. Lead left hook from Maidana. Couple rights from Floyd. Floyd with a jab and a nice right before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 11 – Nice left hook upstairs for Floyd, then to the body. Clinch, break. Right to the body from Floyd. Jab. Clinch, body shot from Floyd. Nice right and left from Floyd upstairs. Clinch, break. Right from Floyd, clinch, break. Maidana has slowed and can’t seem to find Mayweather now. Floyd backed to the ropes and Maidana does some body work and lands an overhand right. Left hook from Floyd, clinch and they almost fall through the ropes. Floyd with a left hook upstairs and Maidana lands a body shot before the bell. PMN sees the round 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 12 – Left hook from Floyd. Maidana trying to land a jab. Jab to the body from Floyd. Left right counter from Floyd. Couple body shots from Maidana against the ropes. Ref breaks the clinch, and again. Left to the body, overhand right from Maidana, swinging heat. More combos from Maidana before the break against the ropes. Nice right from Floyd, again. Clinch, break. Right counter from Floyd. Clinch, body work from both guys before the bell. Crowd on their feet. PMN sees the final round 10-9 for Floyd and sees the fight 7 rounds to 6 for Floyd Mayweather… however, round 3 was quite close, as were quite a few.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Floyd Mayweather def. Marcos Maidana by majority decision (114-114, 117-111, 116-112)
Floyd looked VERY worried when the result was announced. He said it was a “tough competitive fight”. Justin Bieber right on his nuts. In response to a possible rematch, Floyd said, “If the fans want to see it again, we can do it again.”