Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Haye: Maidana Did Well, But Mayweather Clearly Won

By Luis Sandoval

Even a week after Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana fought in an exciting Welterweight unification bout, fighters are still weighing in their opinions on the match. Mayweather was tested more than he has been in recent fights as a relentless Maidana applied constant pressure for 12 rounds. Mayweather however still prevailed as he added another title to his ledger and kept his undefeated record intact with a majority decision victory.

Heavyweight David Haye was ringside for the fight and was asked to give his take on the bout.

“I thought Mayweather boxed brilliantly. I thought Maidana fought a great fight; he had a great game plan. I loved the angle he was throwing his right hand. He wasn’t throwing it at his shoulder [or] at his chin like most people do. He was trying to drop it down on top of Mayweather’s head. That was a great move” said Haye.

“I’ve always said if anyone ever gets Mayweather in a corner don’t try to hit him on the chin because it’s impossible to hit him, he’s too elusive. But hit him on the top of the head, Maidana practiced it and it worked great”.

It was a very physical affair as Maidana looked to rough up Mayweather and threw punches from all angles and at a high volume. Mayweather on the other hand was more economical but more accurate and increased his offense as the fight went on.

Haye felt Mayweather may have been thrown off a bit by Maidana at first but as always, he adjusted and found a way to win. He also didn’t feel there was much controversy as he saw a clear victory for Floyd.

“It looked like it unsettled Mayweather for a little bit but Mayweather is the pound for pound king for a reason. He adjusted, he found a way to win. He made the distance, he landed the bigger shots and I thought he won the fight pretty clearly. I don’t think there’s a controversy. The judge that had it a draw, I don’t know what he was watching. From ringside where I was sitting, Mayweather won the fight easy. It wasn’t easy, he got caught. He had to earn his 100 million or whatever he earned but he had to earn his money a little bit and it was good to see”.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kombayn on 05-13-2014

I had the fight 114-114.

Comment by SpArKeD-CoLd on 05-13-2014

I agree with Haye, all the Mayweather haters are looking for any excuse..

Comment by Hougigo on 05-13-2014

Haye's been in the news a lot lately

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 05-13-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;14546271]when duran said maidana won or whatever he said there was a big circle jerk.. but any other boxer says floyd won and it gets quiet lol[/QUOTE] right... 'cause duran and haye are at the same level...

Comment by rambov on 05-13-2014

This fight was not close

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Joe Ham To Fight For Belt On Burns vs. Indongo Card De La Hoya: Canelo Would Beat Mayweather 'Easy' in Rematch! Luke Campbell Hopes To Get a Crack at Mikey Garcia's Title Chavez: I've Fought Better Opponents Than Canelo, I Can't Lose! Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission Horn's Promoter Will Wait To See How Pacquiao-Khan Plays Out Sullivan Barrera Denies Receiving Contract For Beterbiev Fight Arum Skeptical of $38M Offer to Bring Pacquiao-Khan to the UAE Roy Jones Jr. Wants Anderson Silva on Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Director Doubts Canelo-Chavez "Bet" Will Push Through Pacquiao Announces He is Negotiating With Khan for Next Fight Photo: Dmitry Bivol vs. Robert Berridge – Official Weigh-In Sanchez Adjusts Golovkin's Sparring Schedule For Jacobs Fight Emmanuel Rodriguez-Omar Narvaez Moves To March 11 SHO Bill Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington Open Workouts Haye Wants Steel Fence To Avoid Violent Bust-Up With Bellew Miguel Flores Makes No Excuses After TKO Loss To Dat Nguyen Canelo: Chavez Jr. Accepted Our Bet, He Better Honor It After Loss! Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo Deal is Reached Oner: Avni Yildirim Too Strong, Will Take Teeth of David Benavides Adrian Granados Will Be Back on Showtime, Says Manager Cautious Chavez Certain He’ll Make 164.5 for Canelo Fight Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez Tops ESPN2 Bill on April 20 Broner-Granados Fight Peaked at 859,000 Viewers on Showtime Canelo Plans To Vacate WBO Title, Fight at 160 - After Chavez Bout Joe Gallagher: Liam Smith Expects Tough Fight With Williams Izu Ugonoh: I Have To Be at My Best To Beat Dominic Breazeale Chavez Expects to Enter Ring at 180; Canelo Not Concerned DiBella: Unlike Wilder-Wawrzyk, 'Nervous' About Wilder-Washington Chavez: Canelo Picked Me Over GGG For 'Easier Fight, More Money' Gavin McDonnell: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Beat Rey Vargas Izu Ugonoh Aims To Make a Statement in Big Career Showcase Liam Williams on Liam Smith: This Is A Real Fight, It'll Be Good Cecilia Braekhus' Former Coach Ready To Help Svensson Win Angulo: Canelo Lacking The Heart and Balls To Face Golovkin Mayweather Sr: I Would Beat Conor McGregor's Ass - And I'm 63! Adam Bashanov Set To Turn Pro on Ceylan vs. Lowe Card WBA, AIBA Hold a Second Meeting in Taipei To Further Relations Jhonny Gonzalez Back on March 25, To Face Sergio Estrella Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement