MAYWEATHER SHINES ONCE MORE AS MAIDANA FALTERS

Floyd Mayweather now (47-0, 26KO’s) last night cemented his place as the undisputed number one pound-for-pound boxing star on the planet with a twelve round boxing lesson adminstered to Argentinian Marcos Maidana.

From the opening bell Maidana, now (35-5, 31KO’s) looked to take a more measured approach to his work – evidently very conscious of the effort exerted last May that left him fatigued going into the final stretch that night.

This calculated approach and attempt to box Mayweather resulted in the former 140 pound champion being clinically outmastered for long periods of the fight.

Maidana did have some success however wobbling Floyd at the bell in the early rounds with a hooking over the top right, but it was limited to brief flashes that got his travelling Argentinian contingent excited.

Controversy sparked in round eight of the fight, whilst both fighters held in the clinch Maidana appeared to bite down on the end of the glove of Mayweather which resulted in the Las Vegas native yelping out in pain.

Mayweather then continued to protest to referee Kenny Bayless who called in the ringside doctor to take a look at the Grant glove. After finding no evidence of a bite the action continued with Maidana proceeding to protest his innocence and Mayweather clearly still seething.

Sharp counters and evasive head movement meant that the self styled “TBE” was proving to be quite the conundrum to his rematched foe.

The eleven time world champion, used lateral movement at all times in the fight reminiscent of his recent performance whilst schooling a helpless Robert Guerrero over the twelve round distance in May of last year.

During the twelfth round he continued in the same vein, evading Maidana’s crude shots but not engaging, much to the dismay of the onlooking crowd.

The final bell rang but scorecards appeared elementary at that point. Scores of 116-111 twice and a final card of 115-112 meant that Mayweather retained and successfully defended his lineal 147 and WBC 154 pound titles.

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