Straight to the point, it’s obvious that WBA welterweight champions Marcos Maidana (35, 31 KO’s) is a massive underdog going into the biggest fight of his life against pound for pound King Floyd Mayweather Jr (45-0, 26 KO’s) on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather has superior hand speed, footwork, accuracy, defense, height and reach. The only attribute Maidana can and will rely on is his superior power, but how far will power take him?
aidana can be and has been out-boxed in the past by Devon Alexander the former IBF welterweight champion. He also has losses to Amir Khan and Andriy Kotelnik. However, both those fights were closely contested that saw Marcos having some significant success. He very nearly knocked Khan out in the 10th round in an action packed fight which saw Khan edge out a victory. Some argue that Maidana should have been awarded the victory against Kotelnik, although I personally saw that as a close fight that could have gone either way. In retrospect to these losses, it can really be argued that Maidana has only truly been out-boxed by Alexander, a much underrated fighter himself. So, what can we gather from an analysis of Maidana’s previous loses in comparison to Mayweather?
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