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Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana Rematch

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mayweatherMarcos Maidana will attempt to do something against Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he was unable to accomplish the first time the two fighters met in the ring back on May 3.

Maidana came close to beating the pound for pound king but Mayweather and his experience overcame Maidana midway through the bout and the 37-year-old Mayweather scored a majority decision with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114.

So what was the problem?

Maidana was unable to finish the job from the middle rounds on suggesting that conditioning was as much a part of the problem as anything else in according to his trainer Robert Garcia that won’t happen with this opportunity.

“All games aside, we’re ready for this fight. We’ve prepared like never before. We know it’s not an easy fight but it’s not impossible, either.” said Garcia.

Maidana has been training hard for weeks and he believes it will make the difference in the bout and that he will not fade away like he did in May.

“We had about five weeks for the first fight and even though ‘Chino’ came in already semi in shape, it was still not the same,” Garcia said. “This time he came here nine weeks before the fight, since we started training full camp. We had a good eight weeks of training, so I think that it’s going to make a big difference. Five weeks compared to eight weeks of training makes a big difference for this type of fight, and I think with everything that he’s doing and learning new things, they’re going to see a different fight this time.

While observers thought Mayweather was in trouble early in the fight the veteran dismissed much of that criticism.

“The first few rounds were exciting last time and then I turned it around in the second half,” the 37-year-old Mayweather said. “I expect to throw more combinations this time. I can’t say if the rematch will be easier. I won the first fight, [so] it’s up to him to change. The champ can make adjustments and I can be especially smart about it. Nobody can solve the May-Vinci code.

“I always find a way. Whether I am 26 or 37, I still find the way to win. I guess when you win all 12 rounds, or 10-plus rounds so many times, fans and the media get spoiled. The bar is set so high.”

Mayweather will take home a $32 million minimum for the fight. That’s on top of the other $32 million he got for the first fight

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