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    Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Lot of people out there thinking he's got to land that lucky punch, that hail mary bomb delivered with bad intentions and a prayer.
    Lot of people thinking Marcos Maidana (35-3 with 31 KOs; age 3; on a four-fight winning streak) will be throwing nothing but bombs from second one against Floyd Mayweather on May 3 at the MGM, and on Showtime pay-per-view...but his trainer, Robert Garcia, tells me that isn't so.
    Yes, Garcia said during a Tuesday night phoner, Maidana has been training thus far with the intention of throwing about 120 punches a round. But, the Cali based tutor said he isn't encouraging the Argentine to simply go for broke, and be in a feast or famine mode. No, Garcia said, the game plan isn't so simplistic.
    "Physically, he's ready. Floyd is a top notch guy, but it's not impossible to beat him. Chino has trained like never before, and he has the perfect style to "climb that mountain." Plus, he's got tremendous heart."
    I asked Garcia, in his estimation, how much better Mayweather is than the man so many love to hate, Adrien Broner, whom Maidana upset, giving so many Broner-haters an early X-mas present last Dec. 14, in San Antonio.
    30%? 50%?
    He didn't bite...But he did say that Maidana will be x percent better on this Golden Boy Promotions card than he was against Broner, if for no other reason than he will have a full camp. For the Broner upset thriller, Garcia and conditioning coach Alex Ariza were working with Brandon Rios, and in Macau with Rios for a spell, meaning Maidana had to work with subs as the Pacquiao-Rios Nov. 24 tangle took precedence. Not so this time. "Chino will be in better shape, better conditioned, to surprise the world," Garcia said.
    Maidana has improved in the last couple years, the trainer said, and said that his skills have been upped a notch, but just as important, or maybe more so, his mental game has been upgraded. "I've seen a big difference," the trainer said. "He came to the gym looking to learn. He's still learning. What has he picked up? He's mentally positive for this type of fight. The odds are against him and it helps to be very positive."
    And what if Garcia sees Chino getting frustrated, start to back off, get eaten up by the Floyd counters? What can he do to shift the gears? "If he gets frustrate like Canelo? You have to prepare him to get hit...they give up, some of them, when they see they can't do it. They don't follow up. Mentally, they give up. Chino is not going to do that. He will fight to the last minute. He will be ready for those counters, he will be ready to miss a lot and land just one. But we're not training to just land one punch, not training to just to get lucky, not at all." Garcia said that, yes, it's a tall order, but he wants Maidana to seek to win rounds.
    Readers, talk to me. If you're Maidana's trainer, what gameplan do you go to war with? I like Garcia's POV on this task. You weigh in; give us the blueprint for Maidana to score the upset of the last few decades.

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Well Garcia didn't give much away. I don't see Maidana throwing anything close to 120 a round, but let's hope he close to that kinda shape by fight night.

    If I were in Robert's shoes, I'd tell Chino to make it every bit that ugly spectacle Floyd hates to be a part of. That'll ruffle some of his feathers and hopefully make him more aggressive. When he's being more aggressive my guy just may have more of a shot than when Floyd is sitting and countering. Last thing Maidana should attempt to do is sit with Floyd, he should just be himself in great shape and go for it. Give him looks, don't get complacent and aim for his joints start trying to break some bones if you can't hit his head.

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Quote Originally Posted by Skibbz View Post
    Well Garcia didn't give much away. I don't see Maidana throwing anything close to 120 a round, but let's hope he close to that kinda shape by fight night.

    If I were in Robert's shoes, I'd tell Chino to make it every bit that ugly spectacle Floyd hates to be a part of. That'll ruffle some of his feathers and hopefully make him more aggressive. When he's being more aggressive my guy just may have more of a shot than when Floyd is sitting and countering. Last thing Maidana should attempt to do is sit with Floyd, he should just be himself in great shape and go for it. Give him looks, don't get complacent and aim for his joints start trying to break some bones if you can't hit his head.
    That's all he can really do. 120 punches a round? PRE-POSTEROUS! He tries that, he'll be knock out by the sixth round a la Jesus Chavez, Mayweather's biggest fan.

    Hit some joints and hope Fragile Floyd gets injured.

    You ever thought about being a trainer, Skibbz?

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    That's all he can really do. 120 punches a round? PRE-POSTEROUS! He tries that, he'll be knock out by the sixth round a la Jesus Chavez, Mayweather's biggest fan.

    Hit some joints and hope Fragile Floyd gets injured.

    You ever thought about being a trainer, Skibbz?
    Never to be honest, although one day I hope to build a boxing gym in the area I grew up in. Might start teaching some youngs pugs a few things but that wouldn't happen any time soon!

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Have a meeting with the ref and the commission and warn them about Floyd's forearm shiver . Have one guy in chinos team bother the ref every round complaining about Floyd's forearm . If the ref calls points against Floyd the whole game might change. Floyd took the Philly shell and modified it with that forearm push off . Chino has a small chance, hope he can pull it off. Re watch hatton vs Floyd and count the number of illegal forearms . It might surprise you.

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Floyd "Elbow" Mayweather Jr. - YouTube
    ► 1:19► 1:19
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_Zal_uEV4

    . that's a forearm ...

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Quote Originally Posted by deepwater2 View Post
    Floyd "Elbow" Mayweather Jr. - YouTube
    ► 1:19► 1:19
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_Zal_uEV4

    . that's a forearm ...
    Meh. Who cares. Malignaggi beats them both. #TNKOB

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    Floyd uses the forearm as a spacing tool. He doesn't use it to throw the elbow.. and he rests it on the collar bone with out applying pressure to the esophagus.
    It may be illegal but Floyd's use inui moiof the elbow is so utilitarian and clinical looking that it looks like an official tactic from the Marcus & Queensbury rulebook.

    The elbow creates space so Floyd can generate offense against crowding fighters and it has the extra added bonus of keeping heads from clashing.... How often is Floyd the recipient of a head butt?

    Even if the ref didn't allow it ... The move isn't critical to his offence.

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    It is the referee's job to enforce the rules. Subtle filth is an accepted and admired form of pugilism. So it has been said by master pugilists themselves.

    *sniff sniff*

    I smell the stench of hate.

    Ali was just as dirty with them bows and grabbing necks like they were chicken legs.

    Larry Holmes grabs necks, too, as taught by Smashius Clay.

    Mike Tyson, as champion, threw blatant elbows whenever he could. His objective was KILL! "I fear him not even a little bit."

    Bernard Hopkins? We already know.

    Marvin Hagler would kick you if he could.

    Sugar Ray was more like Pepper Ray. He was vicious and would cheat too.

    Andre Ward proudly boasts doing elbows, noting that you're doing "what you're supposed to do."

    It's within the confines of the sweet science and the science, indeed, is sweet!

    As a fighter, you know this and you know this better than I!

    *sniff*

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    Re: Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

    It is the referee's job to enforce the rules. Subtle filth is an accepted and admired form of pugilism. So it has been said by master pugilists themselves.

    *sniff sniff*

    I smell the stench of hate.

    Ali was just as dirty with them bows and grabbing necks like they were chicken legs.

    Larry Holmes grabs necks, too, as taught by Smashius Clay.

    Mike Tyson, as champion, threw blatant elbows whenever he could. His objective was KILL! "I fear him not even a little bit."

    Bernard Hopkins? We already know.

    Marvin Hagler would kick you if he could.

    Sugar Ray was more like Pepper Ray. He was vicious and would cheat too.

    Andre Ward proudly boasts doing elbows, noting that you're doing "what you're supposed to do."

    It's within the confines of the sweet science and the science, indeed, is sweet!

    As a fighter, you know this and you know this better than I!

    *sniff*

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