Robert Garcia “I'm preparing Maidana to win clearly, we are not looking for a lucky punch”
Apr 27 2014 2:02 AM
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“THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” is a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana's respective 147-pound titles. Marcos “El Chino” Maidana is coming in as an underdog in this fight, but Maidana and his team look at this as a motivation and as the possibility to prove people wrong.

The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

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oubobcat says:

Unquestionably, Maidana has improved a lot since coming under the tutelage of Garcia. In the fight before he teamed with Garcia, he was looked lost and thoroughly out boxed by Devon Alexander. Since then, Maidana has looked like a different fighter in the ring. He has learned how to set up his punches and even sometimes use a jab. Also, he doesn't go full force with all his punches like he used to do. Maidana will now at times take something off his punches to land them.

I believe Robert Garcia when he states that they are not looking for one lucky punch. He is smart enough to know that Mayweather is one of the best defensive fighters in the sport and the odds of landing a clean big punch out of left field on him are extremely unlikely.

I believe Maidana's strategy here will be to try to make Floyd feel uncomfortable early. He will try to pressure behind the jab and hope to make Mayweather at least sense his power with the hope being this threat alone will alter Floyd's game plan. When I say alter his game plan I mean try to make Mayweather more cautious and take some counterpunching opportunities away from him (if Mayweather is more cautious then he may not be as apt to counter as aggressively as he generally does). Essentially, use the same blue print they used to beat Broner.

Mind you, this is what I believe the strategy will be. That said, executing this strategy is a lot easier said then done against Mayweather. Maidana definitely faces an uphill challenge in executing this game plan.

The Shadow says:

Indeed.

Like I've said in other posts, there is a limited window for Marcos Maidana to land the telling blow that will down Floyd Mayweather.

In the early rounds of every fight, Mayweather is like a high-tech computer with siphisticated algorithms, analyzing and processing data with rapid speed — movements, timing, his radar, space, distance and so forth.

In other words, The Moment — no pun intended — for Maidana to become the one to beat Floyd lies early in the fight, while Floyd is still processing this information.

He needs to seize this moment, with full awareness that he's not going to be looking pretty, as Virgil Hunter would say, and just go for broke and not worry about inching himself out.

Because once Floyd has you figured out, it's a wrap. There's nothing he can do from there — NOTHING.

Unlike Broner, Floyd can disrupt your momentum and discourage you from throwing, which I believe he will do with those subtle, but vicious, body daggers he used to sap Mosley's tank.

The way I see it, like you said, make him uncomfortable early and try to get him out of there at all costs. If he succeeds, then he truly has a shot at true star power.

So while the world awaits this moment to see if Maidana is indeed the one to become the new ring king, my only question to you guys is:

Who are you picking?

The Good Doctor says:

I have been critical of Garcia recently because many of his fighters have looked completely unprepared for big fights. Donaire looked foolish against Rigo, Marquez looked lost against Vilora en route to a TKO loss, and add to that Rios against Alvarado II in which he did very little body punching, Margarito against Pac, Luevano vs Lopez, and Rios vs Pac, where his fighters looked beyond overmatched. I am not saying that in every instance his fighter should have won, but you can tell when a guy has no clue what to do. In addition, Garcia is developing a bit of a reputation for fighters having trouble with weight which either shows disrespect for the system, a lack of discipline, a lack of intelligence or a combination of the proceeding.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;50166]I have been critical of Garcia recently because many of his fighters have looked completely unprepared for big fights. Donaire looked foolish against Rigo, Marquez looked lost against Vilora en route to a TKO loss, and add to that Rios against Alvarado II in which he did very little body punching, Margarito against Pac, Luevano vs Lopez, and Rios vs Pac, where his fighters looked beyond overmatched. I am not saying that in every instance his fighter should have won, but you can tell when a guy has no clue what to do. In addition, Garcia is developing a bit of a reputation for fighters having trouble with weight which either shows disrespect for the system, a lack of discipline, a lack of intelligence or a combination of the proceeding.[/QUOTE]

Dang, TGD! You been a bit brutal, mixed with that critical. Hehehe! Holla!

The Shadow says:

That's all well and good, but who R U picking?!

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;50240]That's all well and good, but who R U picking?![/QUOTE]

Mayweather 120-108

oubobcat says:

I think Maidana is an improved fighter. And yes, I think he has a shot to land something that could do damage.

All of that said, I cannot pick him to win. Mayweather is too fast and maybe the best defensive fighter of this generation. He is very, very difficult to catch clean which Maidana must do. I say they split the first two rounds and then Mayweather sweeps the remaining ten.

amayseng says:

Madaina will be ignorant and throw the overhand right which will never land, even with a downward arc it will never land. when he goes to set and throw punches Floyd will exit.

It will be a very boring UD. IT will make the ghost fight look competitive