Mayhem II: Follow The Money!

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Marcos Maidana, Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Last night I caught some twitter buzz about Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos "El Chino" Maidana II. Specifically, @boxingcrazy78 said,

Last night I caught some twitter buzz about Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos “El Chino” Maidana II. Specifically, @boxingcrazy78 said,

“The ref for @FloydMayweather vs @ChinoMaidana is Kenny Bayless. I’m telling you now, this is already a different fight hugely in Floyd’s favor”

This is kind of a big deal, since in the last fight Maidana’s strategy was essentially to fight as dirty as possible in order to find a way past Mayweather’s stellar defense. If you don’t recall just how dirty Maidana was, there is a brilliant video on Bad Left Hook that breaks down the dirtiness, frame-by-frame. If you thought “El Chino” looked dirty before, you should seehim in slow motion.

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Mayweather vs. Maidana: Money on a decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Marcos Maidana, Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Rematches may lack some of the drama and anticipation of other fights.  They make up for it in predictability.

Rematches may lack some of the drama and anticipation of other fights. They make up for it in predictability.

I’ve spent hours reviewing old fight footage, watching the most recent fights, fights against opponents with similar styles, fights they won, fights they lost…

While you can learn from any of these, none can teach you as much as watching a previous fight against the same opponent. Instead of speculating as to how this boxer will fare against that puncher, or how a three inch reach advantage will win or lose against superior hand speed, you ask one question: What happened last time?

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