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 Last update:  5/4/2014       Read more by Carlos Arias         
Hopkins: Maidana Really Proved All of The Doubters Wrong!
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LAS VEGAS --- Bernard Hopkins marveled at Floyd Mayweather's performance and Maidana's ability to push Mayweather in their fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

"I think that Maidana really proved and showed all the doubters that he was not only capable --- though he didn't get the win --- but to make it a tough fight for Floyd Mayweather," Hopkins said. "Floyd made the adjustments like we do, like veterans do. You know, the IQ, I think that was the edge that Floyd used. He made those adjustments.

"But Maidana, you can't take away his relentless, continued to come forward. That's what he do. That's how he fights. To me, he made it a tough, rough fight and I really expected that. That's the only way he had a chance to offset anything Floyd tried to do or did."

On the day of the fight, Mayweather checked in at 148 pounds, while Maidana blew up to 165 pounds.

"I came from the school of thought that weight don't translate to power," Hopkins said. "He's just bigger and Floyd used that to his advantage also. He neutralized the weight and really made it look like it was in issue between the weight difference. I think in the end it came down to skills. It came down to adjustments and you seen that. We all watched it.

"There were some moments where Maidana did very well. But as the fight went on, and when Floyd wanted to, you seen a whole new different spark here and there where Floyd just stepped into another gear. Where its like, 'Is he just having fun?' Is giving you all a show, because you seen so many gears getting shifted from the first round all the way to the 12th."

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Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Marcos Maidana , Bernard Hopkins , Mayweather-Maidana , Mayweather vs. Maidana


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comment by I Love Jesus!, on 05-07-2014
[QUOTE=One more round]Agreed. I thought Floyd looked 150, Chino probably weighed a touch more, maybe 158-60, but Floyd looked a bit bigger, they carry their weight differently.[/QUOTE] na floyd was prob close to 160 but he's such a b1tch he won't weigh in so who cares, just another excuse

comment by Tobi.G, on 05-07-2014
[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel]:lol1::lol1: Hopkins would beat the sh1t outta a style like that...BHop knows how to tame bulls....Floyd outboxes and out smarts them...Hopkins check their asses and let 'em know they gonna fight at HIS pace[/QUOTE] Maidana would give a **** what Hopkins does, he goes all o...

comment by Flaco-N13, on 05-05-2014
[QUOTE=Stebs]Pretty silly what these children here say isn't it, Floyd is a very small welterweight and an old man at this point, although still winning he is coming to an end. To ask a small man to jump up again at his age to fight a light heavy weight by the time the bell rings is a joke these ...

comment by Flaco-N13, on 05-05-2014
[QUOTE=gyllespie]Alright, so he nearly beat the greatest boxer in the world which means...Devon Alexander would be a piece of cake now, right? I'd love to see Maidana fight Porter, Thurman, Alexander, and even Khan again to convince me Maidana's performance against Floyd wasn't a matter of Floyd ...

comment by MDPopescu, on 05-05-2014
Grandpa for the September fight!

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