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Maidana: I'd Come To Beat Mayweather, Not Get Paid

By Elisinio Castillo

WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31KOs) would love to get the opportunity to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs), the WBC's champion at 147-pounds. Mayweather is coming back on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Maidana was in the running to face Mayweather, but those are likely put on hold after Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs) exercised a rematch clause with Maidana.

Maidana feels a lot of fighters are only interested in the money involved with a Mayweather fight, and not interested in actually winning. Maidana says a win over Mayweather is far more important than the money.

Last month, Maidana was a heavy underdog, but he pulled off an impressive victory and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Broner at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The rematch could happen on April 19 or April 26.

"If we come to a good agreement, I would have no problems [facing Broner again]. I know it's difficult [to get a fight with Mayweather]. Everybody wants to fight him, not only for a challenge but also for the good [payday] that comes with fighting him. It would be nice to give me the opportunity. I would come to win. I would not come there just to grab a big purse, I would also come to win. Mayweather is not invincible, because no boxer is. He is very good, but everyone can lose because fights are fights," Maidana said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Syf on 01-14-2014

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;14130611]According to many prime has more to do with age than weight class. Also the talk of intangibles doesn't make sense. The only way to beat him is something we don't have a name for? Hes not a mythical…

Comment by Bushbaby on 01-13-2014

Broner extended your career. Be thankful that you're now in a position to defend your title and make more money in a winnable fight.

Comment by chepboxingking on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=TLC8;14131523]Just make the fight. Boner doesn't want Maidana that bad and he's not ready anyway. Look at it this way, if Maidana beats Floyd, a rematch with Boner is worth a whole lot more money than it would be now.…

Comment by chepboxingking on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=DLee22;14129442]Only problem with this is, Mayweather advised Broner NOT to rematch Maidana and instead Move down to 140 and fight on his May 3rd Undercard. he's stated this multiple times on record and in interviews. I understand you want Floyd…

Comment by TLC8 on 01-13-2014

Just make the fight. Boner doesn't want Maidana that bad and he's not ready anyway. Look at it this way, if Maidana beats Floyd, a rematch with Boner is worth a whole lot more money than it would be now.…

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