CAN YOU SAY REMATCH? Floyd Beats Maidana In Solid Tussle

BY Michael Woods ON May 04, 2014
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Bless his soul, his big heart and his semi crude but ample skills and smart strategy. Marcos Maidana did better than 98% of the planet thought he would at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3, 2014 against TBE, Floyd Mayweather.

16,268 people paid to get in.

After 12 rugged rounds, featuring much wrassling and grappling, we went to the cards, with the collective breath of the building bated: we heard Moretti 116112, Clements had it 117-111 and Pernick had it114-114, majority decision, for Floyd Mayweather, still undefeated, but maybe having shown that age has touched him a bit.

After, while boos and jeers rained down from the Argentines, Floyd told Jim Gray that it was a tough rumble but he wanted to give the fans what they wanted. And a rematch? If the fans want it, they'll do it. To Gray, Maidana said he thought he won the fight, and that Floyd didn't fight like a man. MM said he thought the majority of the rounds, and he wants a rematch.

There was more drama post-fight, as the masses of fans exiting cramped the hallway. A brawl broke out in that mass of flesh, and people ran through narrow doors of the media center to get away. I felt like it was a potential trampling situation as I negotiated my way to the media room, and went to a locked door, after being told to go to that door by an MGM worker.

At the post-fight presser, Floyd said he gave the fans what they wanted, and didn't move so much. He said he's in a Catch 22 situation, because when he wins easy, they say it's boring, and if he gets in a rumble, people yap then too.

He said yes, Maidana, won rounds, and if he thinks he won, he can get it again, in September. "You're a hell of a fighter," Floyd told Maidana, and had Robert Garcia translate. He congratulated him, on his showing, and a new baby. "But the next fight, don't hit me in the d--k so much," Floyd said. Everyone howled. Floyd cracked that he wanted to maybe make more kids, and then Maidana said he should let him use the gloves he wants. Everyone howled even more...Floyd said he's the A side, and didn't really touch on the gloves issue.

He said that he wanted to give the fans a rumble, and they deserve it, so he doesn't regret his strategy.

Maidana was 146 1/2 pounds, and Floyd was 146. In the first, Floyd had to rumble, in the funnest Floyd round in forever. MM's went behind the head a dozen times and Floyd had to battle.

In the second, the left hook and right hand got cooking. Was it one and done, one good round and that would be it for MM? Jabs to the body kept MM honest.

In the third, Floyd blunted MM, held him when he had to. MM got warned for an infraction, then Floyd got back to work. Slip, duck, grab, punch, Floyd did what he wanted. The sniper-right was there for Floyd, as was everything.

In the fourth, Floyd had a cut on his right eye. This round was a rumble, with MM trying to get him to the ropes and score a haymaker, behind the head would be fine with him. Floyd held, MM butted, it was Uglyville in there.In the fifth, Chino worked harder. Floyd gave it to him, actually. They worked on the cut on Floyd in between rounds.

In the sixth, left hooks and sniper rights from Floyd were hurtful. He was on the offensive and damned effective.In the seventh, Floyd was master of the domain, the whole time. Jab to the body, then the right...hooks in tight...and tying up on the ropes to buy time. All Floyd.

In the eighth, it was a tight round. A left hook by MM went low and Floyd cringed.

In the ninth, Floyd got back in charge more. A right to the bread basket took some breathe away.

In the tenth, MM pressed, kept Floyd working to keep from getting hit. Did Floyd steal the round with a sharp right at the end?

In the 11th, MM was in Floyd's face, having him on the ropes, making him wrestle, if not slip punches. They both almost tumbled out of the ring and Floyd was maybe feeling 37.

In the 12th, Floyd was off the ropes more so he did better. Fittingly, they grappled to end the scrap. We went to the cards...

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Radam G says:

Wow! Lil' Floyd was definitely exposed. I scored it for him 114 to 113. But dude had no speed or sharpness. It is gone. It is grand for him that he left the dance with Da Manny alone. Holla!

El Dude says:

The fight between Marcos Maidana and Lucky Floyd Mayweather has become the most disgraceful "Moment" in the entire history of Boxing. The biggest upset of the decade was denied to the world due to the greed and self interest that has plagued the sport. The fight was a solid 8-4 in favor of Maidana and the only thing that stood out from Floyd was his clinching for dear life. Floyd should be ashamed of himself for accepting this robbery of a decision which will only add more criticism to his legacy. I am ashamed not at the sport but for my continuous support to the obvious thievery that has become the norm. Marcos the Bee-Hive Maidana clearly won the fight with his unrelenting assault but was held to often by the clinching of the so called champ who only resembled a frantic person being attacked by a bunch of killer bees. Ladies and Gentleman take a good close look at what Boxing has become, nothing but bullshit. Marcos keep your head up for the entire world knows that Floyd loss his 46th fight. Fans of boxing are being ridiculed by the entire sport community as they keep calling us suckers for cheering and buying " fixed " PPV seats. The appreciation and support of us fans to the sport of boxing has been recognized by the Boxing Politics with a slap to our face.
by El Dude.

oubobcat says:

Great fight and certainly exceeded expectations. I had it even at 114-114. Frankly, it could have gone either way.

Maidana did clearly get Floyd's respect early. And that's what we all said he had to do to be remotely competitive. I thought Maidana's aggressive mauling style befuddled Floyd in the first half of the fight. In the 2nd half of the fight, Floyd kept the fight in the middle more often and had success at a range with Maidana. He still had his moments though where he went against the ropes but fought better in the 2nd half of the fight off the ropes than in the 1st half.

As a fan, I want to see it again.

Hicky Heimer says:

Of course Chicken Floyd would rather agree for a rematch as he already knew he can still win it - maybe by his usual bicycling next time - than move on and fight what is clearly better than anybody he's faced which is the Pacman.
Now, with all those performance we've seen so far from Chicken Floyd, to all those who were saying Chicken Floyd will Murder Manny - if it ever happens - do they really believe Chicken Floyd can do so? When did we see Chicken Floyd clearly punished opponent again? He's just like doing somewhat like a million-dolloar sparring in a gym!

The Shadow says:

This was an insane fight. Marcos Maidana proved everyone wrong who dissed him: Bob Arum, Floyd Sr., a disrespectful Jim Lampley, everybody.

Radam, Floyd is as fleet and quick as ever. Credit that to Maidana's crude attack mixed with considerable boxing skill. Dude was even shoulder rolling in there! Defensively responsible at all times and the best inside defense I've ever seen vs. Floyd.

What a lot of people don't understand is Floyd has an almost unstoppable inside offense right out of Larry Holmes' book, yet he defended well against it.

He even jabbed with Floyd. He hurt him BADLY in the first round and I saw Mayweather hurt on more occasions than ever before, though he disguised it well.

I've also NEVER, EVER seen Floyd cut or complain throughout a fight. Nor have I ever seen flustered like

This is how you fight Mayweather. With the mentality of a suicide bomber and you don't let him establish his AAA pattern. Mayweather truly had to fight outside his comfort zone, a revelation made when he turn southpaw.

Credit this to his coach!

Robert Garcia is the TRUTH. He took a crude Maidana, who was world class on that alone, and added layers of boxing skill and in-ring intelligence.

Maidana is now in line for paydays vs. Mayweather, Shawn Porter and later Adrien Broner and Devon Alexander.

OMG Porter! Can you imagine that? What a fire fight! I think he smokes Alexander next times around with shocking ease.

I was mighty impressed with Maidana's skill, filth and resolve. I was a little too impressed with his super human stamina and punch resistance, honestly. A little too impressed.

I was also impressed with Mayweather's ability to take a punch, his resolve and discipline. Again, he had to step outside his comfort zone to dig this one. He's a true champion.

WITH ALL THAT SAID, El Dude, you're buggin', dude. This could've been a draw. I didn't see 9-3 or 8-4. I saw 7-5 or even a draw.

But an easy 8-4 Maidana? Nah.

The Shadow says:

Of course Chicken Floyd would rather agree for a rematch as he already knew he can still win it - maybe by his usual bicycling next time - than move on and fight what is clearly better than anybody he's faced which is the Pacman.
Now, with all those performance we've seen so far from Chicken Floyd, to all those who were saying Chicken Floyd will Murder Manny - if it ever happens - do they really believe Chicken Floyd can do so? When did we see Chicken Floyd clearly punished opponent again? He's just like doing somewhat like a million-dolloar sparring in a gym!


You sure you're in the right place?

Carmine Cas says:

That was a good fight, damn I had a feeling that Chino was going to prove the haters wrong, he ain't no one trick pony. And if he can make a few suttle adjustments he can be victorious next time.

brownbomber says:

Shadow, you are spot on

Radam G says:

This was an insane fight. Marcos Maidana proved everyone wrong who dissed him: Bob Arum, Floyd Sr., a disrespectful Jim Lampley, everybody.

Radam, Floyd is as fleet and quick as ever.

Credit that to Maidana's crude attack mixed with considerable boxing skill. Dude was even shoulder rolling in there! Defensively responsible at all times and the best inside defense I've ever seen vs. Floyd.

What a lot of people don't understand is Floyd has an almost unstoppable inside offense right out of Larry Holmes' book, yet he defended well against it.

He even jabbed with Floyd. He hurt him BADLY in the first round and I saw Mayweather hurt on more occasions than ever before, though he disguised it well.

I've also NEVER, EVER seen Floyd cut or complain throughout a fight. Nor have I ever seen Floyd flustered like he was from cut.

This is how you fight Mayweather. With the mentality of a suicide bomber and you don't let him establish his AAA pattern. Mayweather truly had to fight outside his comfort zone, a revelation made when he turned southpaw.

Credit this to his coach! Robert Garcia is the TRUTH. He took a crude Maidana, who was world class on that alone, and added layers of boxing skill and in-ring intelligence.

Maidana is now in line for paydays vs. Mayweather, Shawn Porter and later Adrien Broner and Devon Alexander.

OMG Porter! Can you imagine that? What a fire fight! I think he smokes Alexander next time around with shocking ease.

I was mighty impressed with Maidana's skill, filth and resolve. I was a little too impressed with his super human stamina and punch resistance, honestly. A little too impressed...

I was also impressed with Mayweather's ability to take a punch, his resolve and discipline. Again, he had to step outside his comfort zone to dig this one out. He's a true champion.

WITH ALL THAT SAID, El Dude, you're buggin', dude. This could've been a draw. I didn't see 9-3 or 8-4. I saw 7-5 or even a draw.

But an easy 8-4 Maidana? Nah.

Floyd has never been "fleet and quick." He has always been stealth, shifty and with great timing.

As I have always said, an unscared-of-him southpaw or shift puncher would throw him off. The truth about Money May is protected by a bodyguard of BIG lies. [By the way, I predicted a draw.]

The talking heads need a fact checker. They were spitting fib after fib. "Lil Floyd" was cut in his second bout by southpaw Reggies Sanders. Holla at the book symbol on Boxrec of Mayweather-Sanders.

And Money May was cut on the lip and chin by "Vicious(less)" Vic Ortiz With a headbutt. So the Money One has "tasted his own blood" a couple of times.

These Showtime talking heads are good as putting it on, and making Money May look like he can walk on water. This is why he left HBO, because the talking head there would challenge his game. And holla when he was lame. Or when a B-side pug would put him to shame.

So many fans, fanfaronades and fanboys act as if they are blind, deaf and dumb to the bulljive of Money May, TMT, GBP and Showtime. But they are in a super rush to attack HBO, TR, Da Manny and da Bobfather.

Rainy days are coming for the Showtime's optical illusions, outright lies, cooking books and double jive. Holla!

Skibbz says:

With the mentality of a suicide bomber


That's a really insensitive joke.

Maidana's attack was far from crude. Garcia gave Chino the right game plan. Floyd was beaten to the punch then mauled onto the ropes. When Maidana was gassed, Floyd started coming onto the front foot. Chino couldn't keep up the pressure and Floyd just got his tail over the line.

Floyd was out of his comfort sound because the fight became ugly. He was being shown no respect and his fight is at it's best when his opponent gives him respect... Instead Floyd had to fight a guy who didn't care about anything but coming to fight.

I had it 116-112 Floyd. Not too interested in a rematch unless the gloves used are the ones Team Maidana want. Chino's gloves didn't help him.. Had the less padded gloves been used.. some of the body shots or head shots could hvae changed the fight.

But Floyd did look out of place at times tonight. I don't see him taking any real tough fights after this.

Grimm says:

My alarm was set for 04.00 tonight - but since I don't remember turning them off, I guess I wasn't so hyped for this one. Huge respect to Maidana, though, for making a fight of it. After watching some lousy-quality-highlights on the net, I can't really say too much - except it seemed Maidanas at time low posture and bombing on Mayweathers left bodyside forced the latter to square up and show more of his body, to his disadvantage.

No matter how the whole fight turned out - which I obviously didn't see - a fact is that when a usually superior fighter is made to work, it often appears as though he lost. We could see the same phenomenon play out when Pac-Man was robbed against Bradley the first time out. And the sign of a superior fighter is often that they have an easier time in the return bouts.

The Commish says:

Just watched the entire fight again. A draw would have been appropriate...it was that close. But for anyone to have either $$$May or Maidana by a large margin simply has to either re-watch the fight again or learn the nuances of scoring a fight.

This was about as close as close can get.

-Randy G.

brownsugar says:

Wow what an entertaining card from top to bottom....

I've rewatched the entire card already.

Mayweather performs best against technically proficient boxers by turning their own expertise against them. Being a neutral fighter....Mayweather uses a universal stance, one that is effective anywhere in the ring. He is neither an offensive fighter or a purely defensive fighter. His approach lies somewhere in the middle of those two extremes depending upon his opponents style.

In the past during his prime Mayweather has always had difficulty against awkward brawlers with unconventional (non textbook) styles.

Perhaps its because he feels he can catch them more... or possibly its the overconfidence of being the more technically pure fighter. Floyd has struggled with these type of boxers before and has had to rise to the occasion several times in the past.

He was buzzed against Demarcos Corley and harassed by Emmamuel Augustus. Neither of those fighters will be considered all time greats.... and Marcos Maidana will be fortunate if he ends up as more than a footnote in boxing history.

I had said repeatedly that Maidana's spastic conceived-at-home style of turning his elbow to the heavens while crouching forward during the delivery is like dropping a tow hook behind a bumper, it circumnavigates the shoulder roll defense and lands high on the cranium.

Maidana landed 4 telling low blows, several head butts, half a dozen elbows and one Muy-Thai knee to the face of a crouching Mayweather. (Totally missed by the Ref).

Maidana is fortunate he didn't get a point deducted and Mayweather is fortunate that Steve Smoger wasn't the refereree.

Maidana broke into Floyd's second story home, located along the ropes and in the corners, a place used by Floyed to rest and counter..... the Argentinian Brawler stormed inside and kicked the Bible of Boxing off the coffee table, knocked over the China cabinet and punched holes in the stain glass windows.

Floyd was able to initiate damage control by delivering sharp uppercuts on the inside and deploying potent body shots in the center of the ring

Floyd also suffered from waiting too long to counter Maidana's Kamikaze attack which was next to impossible to anticipate due to Maidana's adroitly camouflaged delivery.

But he was able to deliver just enough eye popping and teeth rattling combo's to win the day. I gave it to Floyd by a single solid round. If one guy lands 50 punches to sides of the torso... and doesn't slow down his opponent and gets hit with 50 stiff punches to the face....which is in theory harder to hit... I have to go with the guy landing the head shots.

This was not a robbery.... neither was Mayweather exposed....exposed is getting put deep into eye fluttering R.E.M. sleep halfway into the fight with one single punch.

Mayweather wasn't exposed but he was hit a lot, .... in addition to being low blowed , and continuously butted.. Yet Floyd didn't slow down or submit... Great fight and great effort by the Old Master.

SouthPawFlo says:

Good Fight, I have it 115-113 for Floyd...


Definitely wanna see a rematch.

Radam G says:

Money May is no B-Hop. He could not and did not slow down a sidewalk, turtle-speed, awkward Maidana. I see that the regs are hesitant in criticizing Money May. Something I expected. Self denial is a blinding thing. Extreme shock and frustration at the dock, it can and will bring.

Money May is suppose to be so speedy and defensive in many of his fans' and groupies' minds, but Chino put hand on him at will. With the pure greatness of Money May, somebody ought to chill. His greatness is dominant in his selected match making and ducking. What you guys call cherry picking when it comes to Da Manny.

And I ain't hatin' Money May. Because it is seedy, sneaky, shady, sleazy prizefighting, not an iota of pride or fan fighting. Make dat moola. And confuse da suckas born every minute with the two-step, jiving-and-conniving hoola-hoola. Holla!

The Shadow says:

That's a really insensitive joke.

Maidana's attack was far from crude. Garcia gave Chino the right game plan. Floyd was beaten to the punch then mauled onto the ropes. When Maidana was gassed, Floyd started coming onto the front foot. Chino couldn't keep up the pressure and Floyd just got his tail over the line.

Floyd was out of his comfort sound because the fight became ugly. He was being shown no respect and his fight is at it's best when his opponent gives him respect... Instead Floyd had to fight a guy who didn't care about anything but coming to fight.

I had it 116-112 Floyd. Not too interested in a rematch unless the gloves used are the ones Team Maidana want. Chino's gloves didn't help him.. Had the less padded gloves been used.. some of the body shots or head shots could hvae changed the fight.

But Floyd did look out of place at times tonight. I don't see him fighting Manny. I would like to see him face Khan or Thurman now. No interest in a Cotto rematch, or any other rematch.

It was a very entertaining fight though.


It wasn't a joke, nor was it insensitive whatsoever. It's like kamikaze. You vase me to throw yourself in there with the mentality that you hurt your opponent at all costs with no regard for what happens to you.

So yes, unequivocally, the mentality of a suicide bomber.

Radam G says:

Money May came to the squared jungle being led by clowns. Hehehe! Maybe he fought gittin' [$¡¢] his clowning on. But the joke didn't come across too well, because Chino was seriously laying mitts on Money May's dome and torso, and causing him a stylistic HELL.

Money May has not lost a step, many will yell. OMFG! Father Time, you should tell. To anybody with a brain and eyeballs, dat super jive, you cannot sell. For Money May's days at the top, it is really close now for the ringing of the VERY last BELL! Holla!

The Shadow says:

Wow what an entertaining card from top to bottom....

I've rewatched the entire card already.

Mayweather performs best against technically proficient boxers by turning their own expertise against them. Being a neutral fighter....Mayweather uses a universal stance, one that is effective anywhere in the ring. He is neither an offensive fighter or a purely defensive fighter. His approach lies somewhere in the middle of those two extremes depending upon his opponents style.

In the past during his prime Mayweather has always had difficulty against awkward brawlers with unconventional (non textbook) styles.

Perhaps its because he feels he can catch them more... or possibly its the overconfidence of being the more technically pure fighter. Floyd has struggled with these type of boxers before and has had to rise to the occasion several times in the past.

He was buzzed against Demarcos Corley and harassed by Emmamuel Augustus. Neither of those fighters will be considered all time greats.... and Marcos Maidana will be fortunate if he ends up as more than a footnote in boxing history.

I had said repeatedly that Maidana's spastic conceived-at-home style of turning his elbow to the heavens while crouching forward during the delivery is like dropping a tow hook behind a bumper, it circumnavigates the shoulder roll defense and lands high on the cranium.

Maidana landed 4 telling low blows, several head butts, half a dozen elbows and one Muy-Thai knee to the face of a crouching Mayweather. (Totally missed by the Ref).

Maidana is fortunate he didn't get a point deducted and Mayweather is fortunate that Steve Smoger wasn't the refereree.

Maidana broke into Floyd's second story home, located along the ropes and in the corners, a place used by Floyed to rest and counter..... the Argentinian Brawler stormed inside and kicked the Bible of Boxing off the coffee table, knocked over the China cabinet and punched holes in the stain glass windows.

Floyd was able to initiate damage control by delivering sharp uppercuts on the inside and deploying potent body shots in the center of the ring

Floyd also suffered from waiting too long to counter Maidana's Kamikaze attack which was next to impossible to anticipate due to Maidana's adroitly camouflaged delivery.

But he was able to deliver just enough eye popping and teeth rattling combo's to win the day. I gave it to Floyd by a single solid round. If one guy lands 50 punches to sides of the torso... and doesn't slow down his opponent and gets hit with 50 stiff punches to the face....which is in theory harder to hit... I have to go with the guy landing the head shots.

This was not a robbery.... neither was Mayweather exposed....exposed is getting put deep into eye fluttering R.E.M. sleep halfway into the fight with one single punch.

Mayweather wasn't exposed but he was hit a lot, .... in addition to being low blowed , and continuously butted.. Yet Floyd didn't slow down or submit... Great fight and great effort by the Old Master.


Epic post. I just LOVE the way you describe his overhand right and it always cracks me up. "Elbow to he heavens..." Hahaha...

Other than that, I agree all around. I, too, caught that Muay Thai knee! Maidana is a bada$$, through and through! Hs not for all the talk, he j use wants to fight. He can be a real fan favorite.

Kicked the bible off the coffee table?! Hahaha!

Yeah, he wasn't exposed at all. That's a preposterous notion bordering on lunacy.

Exposed presupposes that the exposee wasn't as advertised. It doesn't matter if he were to lose to Rico Ramos, when you have that many years in the game, exposed doesn't apply. I'm sorry.

At best or worst, depending on your perspective, he was tested, challenged, which is what people always claim they want from a Mayweath fight. So people got what they wanted, right?

I enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed seeing Maidana willfully resist Floyd seizing control.

Whenever it was about to go into that territory where the fight turns into another hypnotized spell, dude said "F*** IT!" Bit down on his mouthpiece and just threw himself into the lion's den, counter shots be damned.

Suge, Corley didn't trouble Floyd at all. Not even a little bit. Sure, he got tagged. But Sharmba Mitchell hurt him, too. A lot of people don't know that. That was one of his easiest fights.

And what's this talk about Manny? It's moot. Let's leave that alone and give credit to Robert Garcia for the remarkable transformation he's made with the Argentinian Bada$$ with the dreaded overhand right.

All in all a close fight. And I think credit should be given to Floyd for immediately wanting to get in there and set the record straight with a guy that hit him so many different ways you'd think it was a hell in a cell or no-holds-barred boxing match.

Props to both!!!

Skibbz says:

It wasn't a joke, nor was it insensitive whatsoever. At all. It's a strategy of warfare. Like kamikaze.

You have to throw yourself in there with the mentality that you hurt your opponent at all costs with no regard for what happens to you.

So yes, unequivocally, the mentality of a suicide bomber.


So you're equating boxers to suicide bombers? Come on man.. It doesn't work like that..

ultimoshogun says:

Fun fight! I'll have to record the replay next week to really watch without distractions. All I can really say is that it looked very close to me last night, and most of the people at the lil fight party I was at had Maidana winning. However, their opinions weren't unbiased.

The Shadow says:

So you're equating boxers to suicide bombers? Come on man.. It doesn't work like that..


Boxers? Why would you conclude that? I was referring to Marcos Maidana's strategy. You're smarter than that, bro.

As I explained, Maidana's mentality, his mental approach in the fight -- similar to Jesus Chavez -- is analogous to the warfare kamikaze, meaning you go in there with the aim to destroy no matter what happens to yourself.

The Shadow says:

So you're equating boxers to suicide bombers? Come on man.. It doesn't work like that..


Boxers? Why would you conclude that? I was using an analogy to describe Marcos Maidana's strategy.

As I explained, Maidana's mentality, his mental approach in the fight -- similar to Jesus Chavez -- is analogous to the kamikaze warfare tactic, meaning you go in there with the aim to destroy no matter what happens to yourself.

I don't think I was the only one making that comparison, either.

flackoguapo says:

Maidana had to fling out another knee or two and he could have had a chance at a shakier $$M. I thought Folyd closed out the last half of the fight but I didn't watch the fight in a judging round by round system. I was just enjoying it. I haven't seen

Mayweather stay in the pocket like that in a very long time. Crazy to think he traded with Maidana way more than he did with Guerrero. Maidana fought like a caged lion with a blank stare. He was a man possessed fighting a man in a extreme state of

awareness. Maidana had Floyd buzzed more than a couple times but i think Floyd knew how to play it off and run the time a bit. I'm going to re-watch this sick fight and score it!

Carmine Cas says:

IMHO Mayweather won by the skin of his teeth, but a draw or possibly even a victory for Maidana would be appropriate.

I have to rewatch the fight but $$$May looked off at times. I don't know if it was age, Maidana's style, Miss Jackson, 50 Cents Instagram rant, or what lol. Probably a combination of the former.

But regardless of the decision you have to give Maidana respect. Half of Mayweather's opponents wilt mentally from the enormity of the event.

There were absolutely no f*cks given. He was all business, he came in and was strictly business. His focus was amazing, he was like a terminator in there, although his mission was not successful he still deserves a ton of respect for his efforts.

The Shadow says:

IMHO Mayweather won by the skin of his teeth, but a draw or possibly even a victory for Maidana would be appropriate.

I have to rewatch the fight but $$$May looked off at times. I don't know if it was age, Maidana's style, Miss Jackson, 50 Cents Instagram rant, or what lol. Probably a combination of the former.

But regardless of the decision you have to give Maidana respect. Half of Mayweather's opponents wilt mentally from the enormity of the event.

There were absolutely no f*cks given. He was all business, he came in and was strictly business. His focus was amazing, he was like a terminator in there, although his mission was not successful he still deserves a ton of respect for his efforts.


This utterly epic article, which may or may not have been penned by Brownsugar, explains it better than any commentary I've seen after the fight:

http://deadspin.com/how-marcos-maidana-almost-beat-floyd-mayweather-1571800209/+hamilton_nolan

As an aside, I've started to notice a trend in which I will see stories pop up that I could swear sound like some discussions on here from a just a few days or even hours prior! And I'm not just talking topics, I'm talking thesis, premise and stance!

Could writers be TSS biters? Ha!

Carmine Cas says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;51658]This utterly epic article, which may or may not have been penned by Brownsugar, explains it better than any commentary I've seen after the fight:

[url]http://deadspin.com/how-marcos-maidana-almost-beat-floyd-mayweather-1571800209/+hamilton_nolan

As an aside, I've started to notice a trend in which I will see stories pop up that I could swear sound like some discussions on here from a just a few days or even hours prior! And I'm not just talking topics, I'm talking thesis, premise and stance!

Could writers be TSS biters? Ha![/QUOTE]

Pretty good article, at first I thought this was completely biased towards Mayweather but the author took a more objective perspective as he continued.

brownsugar says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;51658]This utterly epic article, which may or may not have been penned by Brownsugar, explains it better than any commentary I've seen after the fight:

[url]http://deadspin.com/how-marcos-maidana-almost-beat-floyd-mayweather-1571800209/+hamilton_nolan

As an aside, I've started to notice a trend in which I will see stories pop up that I could swear sound like some discussions on here from a just a few days or even hours prior! And I'm not just talking topics, I'm talking thesis, premise and stance!

Could writers be TSS biters? Ha![/QUOTE]

I see that all the time Shadow... Same phrases and metaphors repeated on other sites far more frequently than I could possiblt experience Deja-vu. Sometimes mere hours after something is posted by anyone of several dozen of our readers.
Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery.... Most of The readers and posters of the TSS..aren't even aware of how awesome they are. And how plagiarized.

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