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."