“The Moment” is almost here and Mayweather promises a different kind of fight against Maidana
May 01 2014 12:38 AM
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Floyd Mayweathwer and Marcos Maidana held their last press conference before the fight. Mayweather promised this would be a different fight from his last two against Canelo and Guerrero, hopefully fans will see more action considering Marcos Maidana is all about action.

Mayweather: “As of late, Marcos Maidana has been making a lot of noise. Is he one of the best in the sport? Yes he is. But I am the best. And that's the difference.”

Maidana is not worried about Mayweather, he is used to being the underdog and want to once again pull the upset: “Mayweather is a great fighter, but I don't give a (expletive) about this guy.”

Don't Miss THE MOMENT, Saturday May 3, The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

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oubobcat says:

Mayweather was hinting a couple things yesterday at the press conference. One, that there is a chance that this could be his last fight. Leonard Ellerbe also mentioned this in his comments prior to Mayweather taking the podium. And second, that he will fight differently than he has previously. The implication here being he may stand in front and trade much more than we are accustomed to seeing.

Frankly, I think these were ploys to sell the fight. Mayweather and Ellerbe are hoping to boost attention (and with that PPV sales) by throwing out the retirement angle and that this might be the fans last opportunity to watch Mayweather perform.

Also, making it sound like he may be willing to engage in a more exciting fight is being done to increase PPV sales. Mayweather is well aware of the odds on the fight and that most boxing experts are predicting him to coast to victory against Maidana. So he needs to throw out a fresh angle that maybe this fight will be different stylistically than others and should not be missed. Again, hoping to boost PPV sales by throwing out the notion of the fight turning into a slugfest at times. Of course, if Mayweather does end up coasting to victory he can always say “this guy was much stronger than I thought and I needed to use all my ring and defensive skills to beat such a strong fighter.”

Radam G says:

Lil' Floyd will not engage. He will use his magical elbow. And above water, like a Houdini, he will dominate the stage. Don't believe the hype. It will be a typical Money May dominating scrap. There is nothing more to keyboard tap. Holla!

El Dude says:

Floyd Mayweather claims to be in search of his A-game but that can only come if he fights the best at full speed warrior mode. Floyd's soul is hungry for war but his mind prevents him from dominating his fears of going toe 2 toe. Floyd is more concern with preserving his 0 than he is with acquiring true knowledge of self which can only be achieved through trials and tribulations. Marcos Maidana is a true warrior who will attempt to decapitate Floyd with his bare hands in search for bloody glory. It will be up to Floyd to decide what path to take as he journeys through the boxing crossroads of greatness. Will Floyd beat Maidana at his own game and establish his boxing legacy as the best complete boxer of all time or will Floyd resort to his typical habits of playing it safe hoping for a decision and retiring with doubt and criticism ?
by El Dude.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=El Dude;51215]Floyd Mayweather claims to be in search of his A-game but that can only come if he fights the best at full speed warrior mode. Floyd's soul is hungry for war but his mind prevents him from dominating his fears of going toe 2 toe. Floyd is more concern with preserving his 0 than he is with acquiring true knowledge of self which can only be achieved through trials and tribulations. Marcos Maidana is a true warrior who will attempt to decapitate Floyd with his bare hands in search for bloody glory. It will be up to Floyd to decide what path to take as he journeys through the boxing crossroads of greatness. Will Floyd beat Maidana at his own game and establish his boxing legacy as the best complete boxer of all time or will Floyd resort to his typical habits of playing it safe hoping for a decision and retiring with doubt and criticism ?
by El Dude.[/QUOTE]

His trials take place in the gym, my friend.

And make no mistake about it. Floyd Mayweather is not afraid of battle, Floyd Mayweather is a fighter to the core. Through countless drills, he has been programmed to operate with clinical discipline but his natural instinct is to slug it out with you.

Just watch him every single time he takes a hard shot. He smiles. He likes it. He's a bit twisted in that way.

When Corley rocked him, he masochistically smiled, started deliriously dancing between rounds from some sort of weird joy, then briefly dipped into his bag of tricks to come rut out and bounce Chop Chop up off the canvas like a basketball.

Every time he gets tagged, it ends badly for the opponent.

Should Maidana crack him or even, God forbid, drop him, look for Mayweather to jump back up on wobbly legs and end Maidana.

We might see one of those Ready 2 Rumble KOs where one guy uppercuts the other up in the air and out the ring.

Seriously.

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;51220]His trials take place in the gym, my friend.

And make no mistake about it. Floyd Mayweather is not afraid of battle, Floyd Mayweather is a fighter to the core. Through countless drills, he has been programmed to operate with clinical discipline but his natural instinct is to slug it out with you.

Just watch him every single time he takes a hard shot. He smiles. He likes it. He's a bit twisted in that way.

When Corley rocked him, he masochistically smiled, started deliriously dancing between rounds from some sort of weird joy, then briefly dipped into his bag of tricks to come rut out and bounce Chop Chop up off the canvas like a basketball.

Every time he gets tagged, it ends badly for the opponent.

Should Maidana crack him or even, God forbid, drop him, look for Mayweather to jump back up on wobbly legs and end Maidana.

We might see one of those Ready 2 Rumble KOs where one guy uppercuts the other up in the air and out the ring.

Seriously.[/QUOTE]

I don't think Joy Jr likes getting punched one bit. He is embarrassed by getting caught in my opinion. When a fighter is on a plateau towering above his opponents in skill… getting caught does more damage to your ego than it does to your body or head.

Maidana doesn't have a chance of landing a shot. He will bull rush and Floyd expects that. So what will Floyd do? Slot him from the outside, check him with short lefts and start closing up the right eye before 8. Maidana can have all the heart or power in the world but it won't matter if he can't land.

A fighter should first be extremely fit and strong, then he should work his technique to perfection. That's what most guys can achieve. The next level comes with having the former attributes coupled with intelligence. If you add experience to that pugilistic cocktail you're looking at an elixir of boxing immortality. Floyd has all those ticked off, twice.

The joker in the pack is power, something you are born with and that can't really be improved to the same extent as the other attributes. It's the joker because you need none of the others if you have power and you land on the button. You don't need power to become a world champion, but possessing power can make life in the ring easier.

The problem for Maidana in this fight is that with Floyd being so much better at everything he can do, how does he do what no one else has really been able to and land his dice on the 0. I don't see it happening, not unless we experience a freak of nature event. It's not a fight I'm looking forward to watching but I will watch with eagerness nonetheless.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=Skibbz;51247]I don't think Joy Jr likes getting punched one bit. He is embarrassed by getting caught in my opinion. When a fighter is on a plateau towering above his opponents in skill… getting caught does more damage to your ego than it does to your body or head.

Maidana doesn't have a chance of landing a shot. He will bull rush and Floyd expects that. So what will Floyd do? Slot him from the outside, check him with short lefts and start closing up the right eye before 8. Maidana can have all the heart or power in the world but it won't matter if he can't land.

A fighter should first be extremely fit and strong, then he should work his technique to perfection. That's what most guys can achieve. The next level comes with having the former attributes coupled with intelligence. If you add experience to that pugilistic cocktail you're looking at an elixir of boxing immortality. Floyd has all those ticked off, twice.

The joker in the pack is power, something you are born with and that can't really be improved to the same extent as the other attributes. It's the joker because you need none of the others if you have power and you land on the button. You don't need power to become a world champion, but possessing power can make life in the ring easier.

The problem for Maidana in this fight is that with Floyd being so much better at everything he can do, how does he do what no one else has really been able to and land his dice on the 0. I don't see it happening, not unless we experience a freak of nature event. It's not a fight I'm looking forward to watching but I will watch with eagerness nonetheless.[/QUOTE]

Nicely put.

oubobcat says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;51220]His trials take place in the gym, my friend.

And make no mistake about it. Floyd Mayweather is not afraid of battle, Floyd Mayweather is a fighter to the core. Through countless drills, he has been programmed to operate with clinical discipline but his natural instinct is to slug it out with you.

Just watch him every single time he takes a hard shot. He smiles. He likes it. He's a bit twisted in that way.

When Corley rocked him, he masochistically smiled, started deliriously dancing between rounds from some sort of weird joy, then briefly dipped into his bag of tricks to come rut out and bounce Chop Chop up off the canvas like a basketball.

Every time he gets tagged, it ends badly for the opponent.

Should Maidana crack him or even, God forbid, drop him, look for Mayweather to jump back up on wobbly legs and end Maidana.

We might see one of those Ready 2 Rumble KOs where one guy uppercuts the other up in the air and out the ring.

Seriously.[/QUOTE]

If Maidana does rock Mayweather, I do agree that could momentarily change the dynamics of the fight and bring out a temporarily more aggressive Mayweather. Mayweather is a smart fighter but a fighter at heart. I think his pride will take over if he does get rocked but only for a short moment.

There is precedence for this. Remember the Mosley fight in 2010 when Mayweather was rocked twice in the second round. He held and took some time to shake off the cobwebs before coming forward in a more aggressive manner later in that round. In the 3rd, he came out very aggressive as if he had to make a statement. His corner begged him in between both round to settle down and get back to boxing which he did after the 3rd and went onto dominate.

The point being that I don't see Mayweather fighting aggressive unless he gets tagged. Then I suspect you will see him try to make a stand before settling back down. By the way, I I see this don't think for a second that Robert Garcia has not noticed this as well. He has certainly informed Maidana that if he does hurt Mayweather, that Mayweather will try to make a stand. And that when Mayweather does, he may be at his most vulnerable (he was against Mosley and got tagged a second time in that 2nd round) and to flat out go for it.

We will see how it out plays out tomorrow…

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;51257]If Maidana does rock Mayweather, I do agree that could momentarily change the dynamics of the fight and bring out a temporarily more aggressive Mayweather. Mayweather is a smart fighter but a fighter at heart. I think his pride will take over if he does get rocked but only for a short moment.

There is precedence for this. Remember the Mosley fight in 2010 when Mayweather was rocked twice in the second round. He held and took some time to shake off the cobwebs before coming forward in a more aggressive manner later in that round. In the 3rd, he came out very aggressive as if he had to make a statement. His corner begged him in between both round to settle down and get back to boxing which he did after the 3rd and went onto dominate.

The point being that I don't see Mayweather fighting aggressive unless he gets tagged. Then I suspect you will see him try to make a stand before settling back down. By the way, I I see this don't think for a second that Robert Garcia has not noticed this as well. He has certainly informed Maidana that if he does hurt Mayweather, that Mayweather will try to make a stand. And that when Mayweather does, he may be at his most vulnerable (he was against Mosley and got tagged a second time in that 2nd round) and to flat out go for it.

We will see how it out plays out tomorrow…[/QUOTE]

It sounds like you're underselling mayweather's capabilities. As time and time again he has proven, there is no blueprint to catching him let alone beating him. Every fight he improves, every fight his opponents have a smaller and smaller chance to the point when world champions are massive underdogs, but somehow people still believe the impossible is going to happen over and over.

What caught him with 4 years ago, will not catch him again. What caught him 10 minutes ago won't catch him again. I'm not his greatest fan but I see it for what it is. Maidana has no chance.