By Edward Chaykovsky
Marcos "El Chino" Maidana (35-4, 31KOs) wants to impose his will on WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) in Saturday's rematch, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Maidana, after losing a twelve round majority decision to Mayweather in May, feels even more confident going into the rematch. He no longer views Mayweather as some invincible force and aims to put him away.
“I’m planning on winning on Saturday and I’d like to dedicate my future victory to all my fans out there, especially to all my Latino fans. “I have 12 more rounds to finish the job, that’s what I’m here for. I’m well prepared and ready to show that Mayweather isn’t all that everyone thinks he is," Maidana said.
“When I first analyzed Mayweather I thought he would be too fast to hit. But that wasn’t the case during the fight, I was able to hit him and keep him against the ropes and I plan on doing the same thing again.
“I’m definitely going to look for the knockout like I always do but I will take the victory any way I can.”