Mayweather: Line Opponents Up, I'll Knock Them Down

Las Vegas – Floyd Mayweather was in a typically bullish mood ahead of Saturday's world title rematch with Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana, declaring: “Line them up like bowling pins so I can knock them down.”

But he did concede that their May encounter, which bubbled without ever exploding before going to the judges' scorecards, had been “very interesting” – tacit acknowledgement from the champion and best pound-for-pound fighter that Maidana had offered a severe test.

Mayweather, 37, almost never gives rematches, but he said he couldn't wait to get another crack at Maidana, who outpunched the American in the first fight but still ended with a majority-decision loss.

“My job is to go out there and just be me and do what I do,” Mayweather said ahead of the Las Vegas showdown.

“You all seen this a thousand times, over and over again. 'This guy is going to beat Mayweather. He's the one, he's young, a hungry lion. He's a veteran, he's got power.'

“Line them up like bowling pins so I can continue to knock them down.”

Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and challenger Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will square off for the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council welterweight crowns.

This is just the second rematch Mayweather has given since turning pro in 1996.

“I am not one to give second chances in the ring,” Mayweather said. “He deserves a rematch.

“The first fight was very interesting. Hopefully this fight is a lot more exciting.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 09-12-2014

[QUOTE=megadeth;14937320]No, he did not. They made a contract with the limit of 147. Every lb over 144 was 300k. Again 147 was the limit, so NO, that is not paying for being overweight.[/QUOTE] Little kids... Get over acting like children.…

Comment by bimhead on 09-12-2014

[quote=fetta;14937832]no this weekend is bigger for me than the sport. Im hoping a friend records or i find it monday when im back but if not then next week will have to do[/quote] sorry to hear that,but have a great…

Comment by Supreme Being on 09-12-2014

And YES! Manny Pacquiao you're next!

Comment by bimhead on 09-12-2014

[quote=megadeth;14937111]so are those who won't even acknowledge it![/quote] so true!,touche!

Comment by jbpanama on 09-12-2014

[QUOTE=Real Talk85;14937925]So what about Manny changing his fight date TWICE to avoid fighting Mayweather after he got his sentence delayed to fight him in May and then again in Sept? That was 2012.[/QUOTE]:smashfrea There are still some DIMWITS, on the…

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