Argentine fighter Marcos Maidana has the perfect fighting style to give unbeaten American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. all sorts of trouble in their showdown on May 3, according to trainer Robert Garcia.
Maidana, who holds the WBA welterweight belt, is a clear underdog against Mayweather, the pound-for-pound king, but Garcia told Boxing Scene that his fighter should not be dismissed so easily.
“Mayweather has never fought an opponent like Maidana,” said Garcia.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight U.K. boxer Amir Khan next year, says Virgil Hunter, the trainer of Khan, according to reports.
Hunter said that Khan will be a better fighter by then ahead of the hypothetical bout.
“I believe Floyd Mayweather will fight Amir Khan next year, and I believe it’s a blessing in disguise because Amir will have another couple of fight and 2-3 more training camps,” Hunter was quoted by BoxingNews24 as saying. “Having that advantage will make it more dangerous for Floyd.”
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By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: I wrote an article titled “Fighters; it’s okay to have defense. No Really it is” a little while ago. It touched on the Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara fight along with other topics. In the fight with Lara, Angulo defense was terrible. The swollen eye and damaged faced spoke volumes about Angulo’s defense and it spoke very loud and clear last night against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Everyone is crying that the fight was fixed. This fight wasn’t fixed at all. The only thing that was fixed was Canelo’s fists against Angulo’s face and body. Angulo was there to be hit, but he always has been. 3 of his 4 losses have come by stoppage against fighters who were a step up from his level of competition (Cornelius Brundage, Erislandy Lara, Saul Alvarez).
My question is; is Virgil Hunter even teaching defense to Angluo? Didn’t this team learn anything from the Lara fight? Lara is not even a big puncher and he inflicted much damage to Angulo. Is Hunter just content in seeing his man get beat into submission?
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Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) may need to fall back on his plan B option that he was talking about for his next fight in April or May. It appears to be almost academic that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to go in another direction for his May 3rd fight by facing WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana next. That’s got to hurt Khan, but it’s not like he actually deserved the fight with Mayweather.
If you’ve been sitting around doing nothing like Khan has for the past 10 months, it’s not like you would deserve to share the ring with a talent like Mayweather. As such, it’s time for Khan to start fighting guys with a pulse once again instead of the fodder he’s been in with in his last two fights.
It’s sad to say but the last good opponent that Khan fought was against Danny Garcia back in July of 2012. Heck, that’s ages ago. Khan might as well have been retired for the last two years, because you can’t count his wins over Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz as being meaningful victories.
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Amir Khan is on the brink of securing a money-spinning meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr after finishing top of an online poll to decide the unbeaten American’s next opponent.
Mayweather gave fans the power to choose between Argentina Marcos Maidana and Khan, with the former Olympic silver medallist prevailing after claiming a 57% majority after winning over 20,000 votes.
The results is set to see an agreement reached between the two fighters, who both have close links with the Golden Boy stable, ahead of an expected meeting in May – the third bout on Mayweather’s six-fight Showtime television deal.
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Mayweather, who outboxed Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez in his most recent bout in September, has a perfect 45-0 record and is expected to announce shortly who he will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 3.
“I’m going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?” Mayweather posted on his personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Nicknamed “Money” for his flamboyant and often extravagant lifestyle, Mayweather is known for his creative stunts and his taking to social networks for advice on his next opponent comes as no surprise.
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There’s a melancholy feeling these days any time either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr. announces a fight. Pacquiao-Mayweather will be set after Mayweather vs Khan boxing match.
On Saturday, Yahoo Sports broke the news that Pacquiao would meet Timothy Bradley Jr. in the main event of a pay-per-view show on April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
It should be a time of joy among boxing fans. Pacquiao is one of the sport’s biggest stars and most exciting fighters. Pacquiao and Bradley are both among the 10 best fighters in the world.
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Floyd Mayweather still doesn’t know who will be his next opponent. Without a challenger to prepare for, the boxer is taking a trip overseas.
On Wednesday, Mayweather begins his visit to South Africa. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Sport and Recreation says Mayweather will tour the country for six days in hopes of revitalizing boxing. He will make the rounds in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and East London, which is known as a hotbed for the sport in South Africa. Mayweather might also see the jail where Nelson Mandela was held. The former president, who recently passed away, was an amateur boxer.
“Remember, [Mayweather's] the greatest athlete in the world,” said ministry spokesman Paena Galane. “We wanted someone who’s knowledgeable as a fighter and as a promoter.”
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Hopes the two big rivals would finally meet were raised in boxing circles when it was alleged they would enter the ring together in September, possibly at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas which has a capacity of 110,000.
It has been estimated that the fight would be the most lucrative ever, netting $300m or £182m on this side of the Atlantic.
But unbeaten welterweight Mayweather, the undisputed best pound-for-pound boxer in the business and ESPN’s fighter of 2013, has shrugged off such suggestions.
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Newly crowned WBA World light middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) has set former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his next fight after beating former WBA champion Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KO’s) last Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Trout didn’t throw enough punches, and this enabled Lara to box his way to a decision by the scores of 118-109, 117-110, 117-110. Trout wishes he could have the fight to do over again, because he would have done things much differently if given a second chance against the Cuban Lara.
Lara said after the fight “I did what Canelo couldn’t do. I dominated Trout and I dropped him. Now we have to make a fight that everyone wants to see which is me against Canelo.”
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