I found it interesting to watch the war of words and antics between former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) and current WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KOs) in their press tour in San Antonio Texas on the latest leg of their 5-city media tour.
Both fighters are building up much anticipated rematch on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. During the San Antonio press tour, both fighters confronted each other for the usual round of interviews and the time honored and manly art of the stare down with Maidana appearing to take exception to Mayweather’s trash talking the mercury levels in the thermometer shot sky high and a bout of pushing and chest pumping ensued with bodyguards on both sides stepping in to separate both fighters.
The question is was this a marketing strategy as is becoming more and more common or are we witnessing a true manifesting and genuine dislike between the two fighters?
I believe there is a genuine dislike between the two of them. In the last few day’s both fighters have issued verbal warnings and predictions of KO victories, something that never looked like happening in the first bout. So have things changed and what if anything will be different second time around.
If confidence and power wins fights then the tough Argentinean looks to have a good shout of victory but confidence and power alone are not a blueprint for victory and more is needed and questions in this regard hang over Maidana’s head. But the Argentinean is not without his own plus points and truly believes he can and will win and this is prizefighting and anything can happen.
Mayweather has well publicized problems with his hands and a KO win against a tough opponent like Maidana is unlikely and at 37 year’s young. And with a long boxing journey nearing its end there is always the possibility of time catching up with the future hall of fame fighter.
Are we about too witness history? Will Mayweather fail to get to win No. 47 on September 13th?
All will be revealed come September 13th in sin city but I am sure there will be a few more twists and turns in the proceeding weeks before the fight and maybe just maybe on the night itself who knows stranger things in boxing have happened.
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