Picture Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Maidana

Floyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, along with his WBC super welterweight title, with an unimpressively dominant decision over Marcos Maidana, (35-5, 31 KOs), that had the 16,144 fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas booing through most of the final round. Scores were 115-112, 116-111, 116-111.
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“I didn’t know what it was,” Mayweather said of the apparent bite. “Something happened. After the eighth round my fingers were numb. I couldn’t use my left hand. We were tangled in the middle of the ring and all of sudden I felt something in my left hand. He bit me.”

Maidana (35-5, 31 knockouts) disputed that account, saying afterward: “How could I bite him with a mouth piece? Maybe he thinks I’m a dog but I did not bite him.”




The first fight in May was a far tougher affair, with Mayweather forced to adjust midway through the fight to win a close majority decision.

But Mayweather, 37, had no such problems on Saturday aside from a right hand from Maidana that buzzed him to end the third round.
“The difference was I didn’t stay on the ropes and I did a lot of spinning and turning,” Mayweather said. “I felt sharper than in the first fight. I give myself a C, C-minus. I think I could have done a lot better.”

Mayweather resumed control in the ninth, so much so that Maidana even walked to the wrong corner after the bell, prompting Mayweather to humorously point to Maidana’s corner.
In the 10th, Mayweather went down from a wrestling move and Bayless deducted a point from Maidana for roughhousing.

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