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Mayweather: I Want To Dish it Out, Not Take Shots

Floyd Mayweather, coming off one the toughest fights of his undefeated career, wants to send a message on Saturday when he faces Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather, who won a majority decision over Maidana in May, will battle the South American again for the World Boxing Association/World Boxing Council welterweight crowns.

"I know that I am almost 40 but I am still going strong," the 37-year-old Mayweather said on Wednesday. "I am coming to make a statement."

Mayweather, 46-0 with 26 knockouts, will need to get off to a better start against Maidana than he did in their first fight in order to keep his perfect record intact.

Maidana will be trying to pace himself so that he doesn't run out of steam in the later rounds.

"I don't have to make any adjustments. He do," Mayweather said. "I won. He has to make adjustments."

Maidana, 35-4 with 31 knockouts, landed 51 percent of his punches with Mayweather on the ropes.

His aggressive game plan worked for the first six rounds as he landed 221 punches on Mayweather, the most of any opponent.

"I am very well prepared but this time around I already know him," Maidana said. "Floyd is not used to giving rematches. So I got this great opportunity."

Maidana said one of the keys for him is to be more patient and sacrifice quantity for quality.

"I am going to pace myself this time. I am not going to waste punches," he said.

His longevity in the sport has been attributed to brilliant counterpunching skills and a stingy defence that doesn't allow opponents to land many clean shots.

And he said Wednesday that is just the way he likes it.

"I try not to take no shots," Mayweather said. "I don't want to be known as the guy that can take a good shot. I want to be known as the guy that can dish it out."

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

[QUOTE=budfr;14932836]Foyd needs to learn English. He is unable to use the Verb To Be correctly or the use of "do" and " does ". His money does not make him smart and [B]is the reason the real rich people, the…

Comment by hugh grant on 09-11-2014

lol, Floyd you at least want to be known as a guy who can take a good shot, rather than a goalkeeper who saves everything with his face. But you can land quite good, just with no power.

Comment by bigjavi973 on 09-11-2014

I thought he was gonna outbox him in the rematch? "He fought that way for the fans doe" bunch of dumbasses believe anything he says. "You heard what floyd said"

Comment by jnrwelterweight on 09-11-2014

I think it's funny people write off a TKO for this rematch when it comes to Floyd Mayweather. He has better than average power, because if he didn't, all fighters would have done what Maidana did to him, and that's…

Comment by daggum on 09-11-2014

didn't floyd let cotto beat him up for the fans?

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