Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maidana: I Think I Have a Chance To KO Mayweather

By Carlos Arias

LAS VEGAS --- Marcos Maidana's aggressiveness from the opening bell was key to his victory over Adrien Broner. The big question is can he duplicate that against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night at the MGM Grand on Showtime PPV?

"That's my style," Maidana said. "That's what I do in all my fights. I come to be aggressive for the fight. Mayweather could hit me and might hurt me, but I'm still going to go to the end. When I land on him, he's going to feel it."

Most ringside observers believe Maidana earned the shot at Mayweather because of his excellent performance against Broner, but he's still going to be a big underdog.

"The fact that I won my last four fights and did what I did with Broner is what gave me this fight with Mayweather. Yeah, we know most of the people don't think I have a chance. They have their opinion. That's their opinion. Whatever, I'm here to win."

Maidana started working with trainer Robert Garcia after his 2012 decision loss to Devon Alexander. Maidana has put together a four-fight winning streak, including the victory over Broner in December, with Garcia in his corner.

"He corrected a lot of my punches," Maidana said. "We're doing very well. Every fight the results are showing that we're better than the previous fight. This fight, I have to demonstrate what I've learned and what I have. This is my opportunity."

Many have tried and failed to land punches consistently on Mayweather. What will Maidana do differently?

"It's truly very, very difficult to land a punch against Floyd, but when I land and hurt him I'm going to take advantage of it. I'm going to go out and finish him.

"I think I have a chance to knock him out. I hit hard enough to knock him out. Mayweather doesn't throw many punches. He throws three punches, very accurate ones, but I'm going to throw punches the whole fight. I'm going to throw punches every minute of the fight."

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fetta on 05-02-2014

Me and the family go on vacation courtesy of maidana if that happens

Comment by Chris Collins on 05-02-2014

Of course you have a chance to KO Mayweather, just like I've got a chance to win the lottery tomorrow, fingers crossed.

Comment by Hitman88 on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14491433]You Floyd lovers contradict yourselves. If he is so great why fight a smaller and slow oponent like Maidana?' If he was so great why didnt he fight Canelo at the full weight?? Why not fight Martinez at 154 ??…

Comment by john_uphold on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14491433]You Floyd lovers contradict yourselves. If he is so great why fight a smaller and slow oponent like Maidana?' If he was so great why didnt he fight Canelo at the full weight?? Why not fight Martinez at 154 ??…

Comment by john_uphold on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14489159]The few, THE PROUD, THE MAIDANITES!!!!!:boxing: All these haters are jealous. Turkas said he received his shirt today, hopefully mine arrived as well.[/QUOTE] I am seeing the obvious. Maidana's skills Vs Mayweathers skills. Guys, just because people state the obvious,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (49)
Top Headlines Brook: Me vs. Khan is Like Mayweather-Pacquiao - But in Britain Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada Rematch Eyed For The Fall - Superfly 3 Donnie Nietes: I Want Chocolatito or Sor Rungvisai Next! Photos: Sor Rungvisai Wins War With Juan Francisco Estrada Andre Ward To Kovalev: Grow Up and Accept What Happened! Groves: That Wasn't the Best Callum Smith I've Seen; Was Flat McWilliams Arroyo Targets Sor Rungvisai Showdown Tony Bellew Wants Andre Ward, Tyson Fury at Old Trafford Too Video: McWilliams Arroyo on His Big Win Over Carlos Cuadras Video: Andre Ward on Ring Return, Sor Rungvisai-Estrada, More Video: Sor Rungvisai Breaks Down His Tough Win Over Estrada Video: Amir Khan Explains Anthony Joshua Beef, Talks Future Chocolatito Praises Estrada: Sor Rungvisai Lost, Unfair Decision! Estrada: What Did The Judges Watch? I Clearly Beat Sor Rungvisai Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - CompuBox Punch Stats Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - Official Scorecards - Photo Sor Rungvisai Decisions a Very Determined Juan Francisco Estrada Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard McWilliams Arroyo Shocks Carlos Cuadras With Majority Nod Cuadras vs. Arroyo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Donnie Nietes Drops, Stops Juan Carlos Reveco in Seventh Artem Dalakian Decisions a Bloody Brian Viloria For WBA Title Photos: George Groves, Callum Smith - Go Face To Face Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE Superfly 2 Results Anthony Yarde Batters, Stops Tony Averlant in Seven Callum Smith Outboxes Nieky Holzken, George Groves is Next Daniel Dubois Blasts Out DL Jones in Three Rounds Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Ronnie Clark Shocks Zelfa Barrett in IBF Regional Bout Conte Responds To Wilder's "Always a Cheat" Jab at Luis Ortiz News: Miguel Cotto Update, Lewis Ritson, New England Results Brian Viloria Very Pumped as He Goes For Fifth World Title Bilal Akkawy Beats De Carolis, Moloney Brothers Win, More Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken - LIVE Results From Nuremberg Roamer Angulo Collides With Evert Bravo in Yucatan, Mexico Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada: Stats & Stakes Photos: Sullivan Barrera in Top Form, Grinds Hard For Bivol Shot Josh Taylor To Face Winston Campos, Humberto Soto is Out Callum Smith: I Want To Make Statement To George Groves, Fans Jarrell Miller: Could Be An 'Early Night' for Wilder or Ortiz
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement