Boxing Preview: Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana 2 Is This Weekend

Floyd MayweatherThe wait is over, as this coming Saturday night (September 13, 2014) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, world pound for pound #1 Floyd Mayweather Jr meets Marcos Maidana in a re-match. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Marcos Maidana is a (+600) underdog, ‘Money’ Mayweather favored at (-900). The line has changed little since it was issued a few months back when the fight was announced, though the line has narrowed as we head into fight week. Sitll, the essence of the line is the same, and that is that the end result after all the hype and the talk will be the same as last time. To keep it interesting you can bet that Floyd wins by stoppage, or look at the over/under, but at the end of the day, Mayweather will win again. Mayweather is starting to paint himself into a corner here for his part in making the Pacquiao fight not happen. Yes, there was a call for a Maidana rematch in some quarters, and Maidana is certainly a more palatable choice than some of the other names being bandied about, but all that talk would have disappeared if there was ever an opportunity of Mayweather-Pacquiao happening. If Mayweather does not meet Pacquaio, what is next? Sure, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez deserves a re-match too, and that is always going to be a big money fight, but if Mayweather and Pacquiao can be made, ‘Canelo’ can wait. What might be next for Maidana? It depends, as a good showing would leave him in the big money for his next bout. If Maidana is able to break through and win against Mayweather, then an instant re-match with him would certainly be the next logical step. What he does next coming off a loss is anyone’s guess, but if he is able to fight well, steal a few rounds or even knock Mayweather down, he will sign his next big check or he could take some time off and enjoy the spoils of his Mayweather fights. Anything but a Maidana win this weekend means we are in for more of the same from Mayweather in 2015. The talk of a fight with Pacquaio will weigh on ‘Money’ more than ever, as it will on “Pac-man” as well. Win or lose, Maidana may be in the best spot of all the players involved in this weekend’s extravaganza.

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