Marcos Maidana says he will make adjustments for his second fight against Mayweather
Jul 15 2014 3:18 PM
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Former Two- Division World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana is getting a second shot to go after Floyd Mayweather's 147-pounds titles. Their rematch will take place Saturday, September 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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oubobcat says:

It will be interesting to see what adjustments Maidana will be making. It will also be interesting to see what adjustments Floyd will be making.

When it comes to making adjustments, there is no better in the sport at the moment than Floyd. Frankly, though I do see Mayweather being able to make adjustments to how he fought I don't see Maidana fighting any differently than he did the first time around. Can Maidana go at an even more frenetic pace and maintain that pace the entire 12 rounds? I am skeptical but other than that I don't know what else differently Maidana will try to do.

flackoguapo says:

I can see Maidana being to worried about swinging himself out so he might try to throw less punches. But he knows that his high volume craziness was what was working against Floyd. I think Floyd will win the earlier rounds this time and Maidana will have some more energy towards the end of the fight where it might be too late to make a run. Just the way you can't really sprint at full speed a 400 meter, it's too hard to keep the pace Maidana set for 3 minutes 12 times over.

Skibbz says:

I hope he realises that you don't start out with a 700 punch per round rate. He needs to stay calm, stay close to floyd and aim at his head or shoulders. Going to the body against floyd when you're standing mid range is asking for a counter combo from floyd.

Turn up the heat, make it ugly and hope that you get lucky. I still see floyd doing it easily but I'm happy for Maidana and his team to get the fight..

flackoguapo says:

Do you think not having Ariza will be a significant factor come fight night? Even with Ariza, Maidana has slowed down late in fights against Broner and $May. With Broner, he caught his second or 3rd wind late in the fight despite being hit with that after the bell shot. But with Mayweather he obviously slowed down and wasn't as successful late. That overhand donkey kong punch will be there for Maidana if Mayweather “chooses” to please the fans and stand within range. And I think that Mayweather might not even use his philly shell just to avoid that punch.. That and body shots are Maidanas best chances IMO. He did rough up Floyd pretty good and Im curious to see how fresh Mayweather looks come fight night. His cardio and shape are legendary but getting roughed up like that can take some starch out of you. I'm intrigued by the fight even though I see how people see Floyd winning easier this time around but I think Maidana deserves another shot for doing what most don't against $$MAy.