Garcia Plans For Speed: Mayweather Not That Strong

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Robert Garcia admits he made a miscalculation for the first fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs). Maidana came in extra heavy, to have a size advantage and because they anticipated Mayweather to be much stronger than he actually was. Because of the extra weight, Maidana (35-4, 31KOs) wasn't as a fast he wanted to be and he tired in the second half of the fight.

For the rematch, scheduled for September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Maidana will be lighter when he enters the ring. By shedding some weight, Garcia expects his boxer to be faster, stronger and more energized in the second half.

“I’m going to try to bring him into the ring at a different weight this time. Not as heavy. I think that was a mistake on my behalf. Since it was the first time fighting Mayweather, we wanted to take any advantage," Garcia said.

“Floyd is not as strong as we thought, so we are not making that mistake again. Chino would have been a lot faster and a lot stronger if he would have walked into that ring lighter. He would have had the same energy he had in the first six rounds."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by djtmal on 07-23-2014

[QUOTE=House of Stone;14788658]A few good posts in this thread surrounded by adoesn't ignorance and retardation. the big thing for maidana is to work on hjis stamina he needs to be able to do what he did for the first 4…

Comment by Daddy T on 07-23-2014

A few good posts in this thread surrounded by a lot of ignorance and retardation. the big thing for maidana is to work on hjis stamina he needs to be able to do what he did for the first 4…

Comment by nivek535 on 07-23-2014

[QUOTE=Daylyt;14784877]I seen the Interview where Maidana says Mayweather has absolutely no power that he didnt feel it and that Broner has alot more power then Mayweather does.[/QUOTE] but if big bro has no power, then its like broner has no…

Comment by ADP02 on 07-23-2014

[QUOTE=JTfloyd;14786572]Regarding the ducked Margarito horse****... "Arum said while Mayweather would have taken the $8 million to fight Margarito, he asked for a $10 million guarantee to fight opponents such as Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton, when Arum was only willing…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 07-23-2014

Stupidest thing I've read in a while..Sleep on Mayweathers strength,I hope this is mind games or something..Cause May was manhandling Maidana towards the end of that fight..He should be saying he's working on stamina tbh..

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