Boxing Odds – Mayweather Jr vs. Maidana Rematch for WBC  Welterweight Title September 13!

“Every dog has his day” so goes the old saying but when it comes to “Pretty Boy” Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr his “day” is yet to arrive as he remains undefeated for his professional career and has his own private home ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where he fights once or twice per year and hauls is millions as the man that many label as the best pound for pound boxer in history. On September 13 Floyd Mayweather will face Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana in a rematch from May 3, 2014 in which Mayweather scored a 12 round MD win. The rematch is a unification bout for the WBC welterweight, WBA super world welterweight, and WBC light middleweight titles at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather opened as a -800 favorite with the Boxing odds while Maidana was a +500 dog.

Floyd Mayweather Jr

The 37 year old Floyd Mayweather Jr stands at five feet eight inches tall with a reach of 72 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Mayweather is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA but now resides in Las Vegas. Mayweather has a career record of 46 wins with no losses and no draws and has 26 career knockout wins for his career. Mayweather is the top ranked welterweight both in the United States and the world. Prior to defeating Maidana earlier this year “Pretty Boy” scored a win over Saul Alvarez on September 14, 2013 in another 12 round MD at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Marcos Rene Maidana

The 31 year old Marcos Rene Maidana stands at five feet seven inches tall with a reach of 69 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Maidana hails from Argentina and resides in Buenos Aires. Maidana has a career record of 35 wins, four losses, and 0 draws with 31 out of his 35 wins coming by knockout. Maidana has never suffered a knockout loss. “El Chino” is the top ranked welterweight in Argentina and is ranked fourth in the world. Prior to his loss to Mayweather Maidana defeated Adrien Broner in a 12 round unanimous decision on December 14, 2013 for the WBA world welterweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The Pick

Our “Money” is on Mayweather!



-brownsugar :

I am amazed Floyd can still be competitive at his age. Bhop can get away with slowing down the pace of a lightheavyweight fight much easier than a welterweight can. The welterweight division is much less forgiving as it demands a much higher requirement for aerobic and anaerobic activity. There is no way to fake being in shape at the championship level.

-oldschool :

After watching the first fight twice, I don't think there should even be a rematch. If the first fight had been a fifteen round bout, Mayweather would have put Maidana away. Floyd was never in any real trouble and unlike Broner, Mayweather is a superb counter-puncher, even better than BHop. In addition, Maidana loops his punches, he may catch an opponent off guard, but his punches come from a long way around and lose some of their power. If he was a great short puncher who could through combinations this might be a very different fight.

-brownsugar :

Its interesting you would say that Oldscool .... There were wildly conflicting accounts of what had happened and who had won depending on who was posting. The TSS temporarily became schizophrenic for two weeks before reality settled in and a consensus was achieved. I expect the next fight to become just as embroiled in conflict and contradictory results. No doubt Floyd won but no everybody saw it that way.

-oldschool :

Brown Sugar, I agree with what you have written and to further underline your point, do you remember when Oscar fought Floyd ? Again, I thought Floyd won hands down but the judges called it a split decision. The odd thing is I am not a big Mayweather fan. I recognize his great talent but I have a long standing bias against fighters who are strictly counter-punchers. If a professional boxer is not in the ring to fight, then what is he doing there in the first place ? I do think Floyd became much more aggressive in the Maidana fight but you are quite correct to say many people did not see the fight that way Many Thanks

-brownsugar :

Thanks for posting old school ... If Im not mistaken you used to contribute regularly on these pages. Yes some of our best boxing minds saw two totally different fights. Hopefully we can have a slightly more decisive outcome. And i agree ... I like fighters who end thing decisively.