Assessent of Marcos Maidana

I took some time out of my day to catch a few of Marcos Maidana’s fights. The Argentinian born slugger will face the pound for pound best boxer in the game, by most boxing enthusiasts, Floyd “Money” Mayweataher Jr on may 3rd. He has a flare for changing the climate of a fight in a single instant. In his 2010 match up against Amir Khan, who will be fighting on the mayweather-vs-maidana-the-momentMay 3rd under card, Maidana seemed over matched and out classed for the majority of the fight. Khan dropped him in the first round with a left-right body combo and it looked like he wouldn’t make it to the 2nd. King Khan was too fast, long, and skilled for the slow of foot Maidana up until the 10th round. He appeared to be out of gas and clueless on how to slow down Khan but he kept coming. His relentlessness, which is his calling card, put him in position to land that “one big punch” that punchers often look for against superior boxers. He got his wish when an overhand right kissed Khan on the cheek and buckled his knees. For the remainder of the round Khan was in survival mode. Referee Joe Cortez helped him survive by stepping between the two on multiple occasions even though there were no clinches being applied. I think that he wanted Khan to survive. Khan took repeated shots to the head and wasn’t swinging back for a vast majority of the round. I thought that Cortez was stepping in to stop the fight each time he approached the fighters but he was merely breaking them apart even though Maidana was still letting the hands go and Khan was reaching to clinch. Khan squeaked out the victory even though the judges scored it a unanimous decision. I say he squeaked it out because he shouldn’t have made it out of the 10th round. That should have been a stoppage in my opinion. In 2013 Maidana squared off against a game Joseito Lopez and appeared to be getting out boxed in this fight as well. He was hurt with another body shot and nearly fell to the canvas but once again he kept coming. An overhand right, his other calling card, caught Lopez on the chin and sent him to a knee. The referee counted to 7 and Lopez was ready to face his attacker again. Maidana brought the lumber again and landed several hard shots to Lopez’s head again, like he did against Khan, but this time the ref stepped in to get Maidana off of his opponents ass and called it a done deal. 6th round tko.
Maidana brushed Adrien Broner’s face for him on Dec. 14, 2013 when he beat the brash out of the cocky young boxer for his 1st loss. Broner is talented as hell but he’s too cute with his antics. I don’t like cute fighters. They are more flash than substance. They think that because they have a quick jab and sparkly trunks that hey are championship material. One thing that many of these guys don’t have is CORAZON aka HEART!!!! Broner will be back, make no mistake about it, because he just has too much talent to fall off. He showed some heart to withstand the pressure that El Chino brought to the ring but that aforementioned relentlessness and overhand right put him on his backside for the first time in his career and ultimately earned him his 1st L. Broner will be fighting as well on the May 3rd under card.
With all that being said, Maidana will get a boxing lesson when he faces the Money man. Floyd Mayweather is all business in the ring. He leaves that cute nonsense for the pre-fight promotions. Maidana had problems with Khan and Lopez’s speed but Floyd is faster. He had problems with cracking their defense early in the fights, but Floyd is perhaps the greatest defensive fighter of all time. El Chino is too deliberate with offense and his defense is practically non-existent which will leave him as a sitting duck for a masterful counter puncher like Money. There may be a stoppage because Maidana ain’t shy about eating leather to get in close to land that big right hand. I would say that he has a punchers chance but I’ve only seen Mayweather get hit consistently in one fight, and that was against Miguel Cotto. If you notice, he brought his father, Floyd Sr, back into the fold to put more emphasis on his defense during training camp. He hadn’t been hit since. Probably not once. All jokes aside, I am a fan of Marcos Maidana now that I have seen him in workman like action but this will not be a good match up for him. Look at it this way, he has a chance to earn a huge payday to provide for his mate and children, which includes a new baby girl, and garner some respect in the game by giving the undisputed champ all that he can handle. Congrats Mr “El Chino” from one father to another.
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