Former WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (34-4, 31 KO’s) came close to beating WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) in losing by a 12 round majority decision last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maidana gave Mayweather more problems than anyone has in quite some time, and Maidana feels that he did more than enough to deserve a victory.
“Mayweather is a baby girl, all the time trying to make excuses,” Maidana said to clarin.com. “Rivals who fight him are intimidated with the show he puts on but it is now what it seems. Every time I hit him he did not know what to do. It was a bit uncomfortable in the first half but then I did my job to accommodate myself. To win a fight you have to do everything, but that knee slipped.”
The comment about his knee was refereeing to how Maidana had accidentally hit Mayweather with a knee during the course of the fight. Mayweather had mentioned the knee in the post fight press conference, as well as Maidana head-butting him and holding and hitting.
Mayweather won the fight by the scores 117-111, 114-114 and 116-112. Maidana ignored the scores after the fight and proclaimed himself the winner of the fight. Maidana even said to Jim Gray of Showtime that he’ll give Mayweather a rematch, something that only winner tends to say.
At this point it’s still too early to say whether Maidana will get a second shot at Maidana because there’s still a lot to learn in the next week or two in terms of what Mayweather feels about the situation, and what the pay-per-view buy totals are. Mayweather won’t fight Maidana again if the PPV rates are low, because there are other guys that Mayweather could fight that would guarantee a successful fight with a lot of PPV buys for Mayweather.