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“Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ Showtime PPV undercard conference call transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody, for calling in. We really appreciate you taking out the time of your day to have this call. We do have a lot of fighters that will be on the phone and available for your questions, and just to give you the order we are going to start with the Alfredo Angulo vs. James De La Rosa fight, followed by the Mickey Bey vs. Miguel Vazquez fight, and end with the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Manuel Roman fight.

Now I’m going to turn it over to Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions to go ahead and talk us through the fights and make the introductions. Continue reading

Kenny Bayless selected as referee for Mayweather-Maidana 2 rematch

On Thursday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has selected Kenny Bayless as the referee for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana rematch on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The previous referee that worked the Mayweather-Maidana I fight was Tony Weeks, who Mayweather was unhappy with because he failed to control the fouling that Maidana did throughout their 12 round bout. Mayweather felt that Weeks had an off night.

The Commission also appointed the following judges for the fight: Dave Moretti, Guido Cavalleri and John McKaie. Hopefully, the judges will score the fight well and not come up with some wild scores like we’ve seen recently with other judges. Continue reading

Maidana throwing 100 punches per round in training for Mayweather

It seems pretty obvious that Marcos Maidana’s plan to try and beat WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) in their rematch next month is to overwhelm him with punches by throwing as many shots as possible as possible on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana is reportedly throwing over 100 punches per round during his sparring sessions with the likes of Steve Forbes and Mikey Garcia. In throwing that many punches, Maidana obviously doesn’t have much time to think a lot about throwing the perfect shot because he’s just looking to overwhelm his sparring partners with shots rather than picking his shots. Continue reading

Ellerbe doesn’t mind if Tony Weeks is picked as ref for Mayweather-Maidana rematch

WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) was disappointed in the performance of referee Tony Weeks for the job that he put in while working Mayweather’s previous fight against the aggressive Argentinian Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) last May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana was able to foul Mayweather early and often in the fight in hitting low, throwing elbows and rabbit punches. While you can say the stuff was accidental on Maidana’s part, Weeks failed to take points away from Maidana to help him improve his aim. Maidana was given a warning for a low blow, but no points were taken off. Continue reading

Maidana: I know what it takes to beat Mayweather

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) thinks he has it all figured out how to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) in their rematch coming up next month on September 13th. Maidana believes that the key to cracking the MayVinci code is to put him under so much pressure that he’ll eventually either get stopped by one of Maidana’s storm of power shots or he’ll get outworked and lose a decision.

To be sure, Maidana came close to beating Mayweather last May when he lost a 12 round majority decision to him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a little better stamina in the last 7 rounds of the fight, Maidana might have pulled off the biggest upset in 2014. But Maidana ended up fading the last half of the fight and ruining his chances for success based on his poor conditioning. Continue reading

Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″

LOS ANGELES — (Aug. 18, 2014) – Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his highly anticipated rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV®, met with media members in Carson, Calif., last Saturday at StubHub Center and took part in an interview on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast.

Joining Maidana at the media roundtable were two-division world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz,and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, both of whomare on the pay-per-view undercard on Sept. 13. Continue reading

Maidana: First I’m going to give Mayweather a beating, and then I’m going to KO him

Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) wants to give WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) a sustained beating before eventually putting him out of his misery by knocking him out in their rematch next month on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana has built up animosity towards Mayweather stemming from the comments he’s made about him being a dirty fighter from their previous fight, as well as the outcome of the fight. Maidana doesn’t see himself as a dirty fighter, and he feels what he does is no different than what Mayweather does in the ring with him using his elbows. Continue reading

Maidana doubts Mayweather can improve from previous fight

Marcos Maidana (35-4, 32 KOs) isn’t buying what he’s hearing about WBA/WBC Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) improving for their next fight on September 13th by making changes in his game so that he’ll beat Maidana with ease in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana thinks Mayweather can change, but he also expects to change and improve so anything Mayweather can do to improve will be cancelled out with what he’s doing. Maidana doubts that Mayweather will be able to box much better than what he did last time, because the pressure that he plans on putting on him will ultimately get to him. Continue reading

Maidana plans on being very aggressive against Mayweather in rematch

Former WBA 147 pound champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 32 KOs) said last night that his plan for his September 13th rematch against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) is to be very aggressive to try and beat him in their headlining fight on the Mayhem fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana says he didn’t have his conditioning right to fight a hard fight for 12 rounds in their previous fight last May, and that’s why he tanked in the last half of the fight after taking an early lead in the first 6 rounds. Continue reading

Showtime Sports presents award-winning series “ALL ACCESS” in advance of “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2”

NEW YORK (Aug. 12, 2014) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer the latest edition of the award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the SHOWTME PPV event “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” the welterweight world championship rematch on Saturday, Sept. 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 premieres Saturday, Aug. 30, on SHOWTIME at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and will be immediately followed by a special Saturday installment of ShoBox: The New Generation.

ALL ACCESS gives viewers intimate and exclusive coverage as Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana prepare for the most highly anticipated rematch in recent memory. Episode 1 reveals the aftermath of their thrilling first fight and takes viewers inside the minds of both fighters for what will be only the second rematch Mayweather, the undefeated 11-Time World Champion, has ever granted. Continue reading

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