Ellerbe: Mayweather's Goal is To Knock Maidana Out

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, says WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) is focused on scoring a knockout victory in his rematch with Marcos Maidana on Saturday night. Mayweather had a tougher time than expected in May, when he walked away with a twelve round majority decision win over Maidana. This time he wants to close the show with a knockout, says Ellerbe.

"Maidana is a tremendous fighter. He's been an underdog for a number of years. Floyd has very openly taken on the challenge because the fans demanded the rematch. He said 'no problem, go ahead and put him in there.' He didn't cry or complain and say 'well, how about this other guy.' He said 'put his ass right back in there and if the fans don't think I got it done right the first time, I'll show them the next and my goal is to stop him this time.' So there will no questions left regarding the Mayweather-Maidana rematch," Ellerbe said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1boxaholic on 09-11-2014

Don't you guys know that everything floyd does is for the fans? Not a selfish bone in that man's body.

Comment by Foreign Soil on 09-11-2014

Don't think Maidana was bothered by anything Floyd threw in the fight other than from a positioning standpoint from the jabs to the body but nothing from a physical standpoint, and that includes the rounds Maidana was gassed in.

Comment by jnrwelterweight on 09-11-2014

Not a far cry to think Floyd could TKO Maidana, or KO him with a body shot, he did look hurt a number of times, or at least bothered by some of the body shots in the first fight, even…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-11-2014

If he can't even KO his baby mamas and fiance's a.k.a. Nelly's side pieces, then how is he gonna KO Maidana? You have to commit to punches for that not slap while running backwards or sneaking in powerless surprise shots…

Comment by Jay Volcano on 09-11-2014

I would love to see Mayweather knocking Maidana out. I don't think it will happen though.

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