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Maidana Admits He Was Too Anxious With Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

Marcos Maidana (35-4, 32 KOs) admits he got too anxious in his rematch with WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) back in May. The rematch is scheduled for September 13th at the same venue, the MGM Grand of Las Vegas. Maidana became tired during the fight because he was throwing a lot of wild punches when trying to land something big on Mayweather.

"Yes. I did [get tired]. I came out strong the first six or seven rounds, and after that I had to take a break and catch my breath a little bit. I had to pace myself. I have to not get as anxious for this fight," Maidana said.

Maidana is making small adjustments in training to keep his stamina in place and plans to do several new things in the rematch. 

"I'm just working on my distance control and a couple other minor changes," Maidana said.  "I've had a little more time to prepare for this fight so this time I'm going to be ready."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SweetPbfAli on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14870386]To me the ref is gonna be the key. If he doesn't allow any rough stuff. The fight will be fought at a distance comfortable for Floyd and Chino will be routed. If its ref'd like the first one, Floyd…

Comment by hitking on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=SweetPbfAli;14870287]Excellent point. I think Floyd will try to turn Maidana more this fight by stepping under and over to his right where he can still get away from his right hand. He was going straight back way too much in…

Comment by SweetPbfAli on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14869898]"Anxious" is what allowed Maidana to have the limited success he did have. And that's when he threw so many punches that ge completely smothered Floyd's attempts to counter.[/QUOTE] Excellent point. I think Floyd will try to turn Maidana more…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 08-19-2014

Come on dana u got tired cuz u cant go 12 full rounds at the same pace like floyd period that will not change in the second fight!

Comment by hitking on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Heavyfist;14869685]zzzzzzzz Been saying it for a while, Floyd and Pac are done. Not relevant or interesting anymore. No doubt they were the two best, this last decade, but at this point in their careers, they are coasting off the nostalgia…

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