At the MGM Grand on May 3, 2014, Maidana gave Floyd the toughest fight of his Career to date. The fight was won by Mayweather in a highly contested 12-round fight via majority decision. Judge Michael Pernick scored the fight 114–114, a draw. Judge Dave Moretti had it 116–112, and Burt A. Clements scored it 117–111.
The fight was billed as “The Moment” and It did in fact live up to the hype. Marcos almost gave fight fans what I believe they are dying to see as well as dishing out $80 for, a Mayweather loss. In my opinion, the large pay per view numbers Mayweather rings in has a lot to do with fans wanting to see him loose and not so much his, don't blink because you might miss a knockout exciting fight style. (Sarcasm) Maidana was excellent at aggressive rough housing, wild punches, throwing elbows and mauling Floyd but really lacks the skills of a true Pugilist, I feel he is more of an MMA fighter than a prize fighter. I say that to say this, there is really no good reason at all for a second fight. Marcos showed no professionalism, he can't box and when he swings his arms recklessly he looks like he is going to fall on his face. Here are some examples of his lack of professionalism; First and foremost Maidana tried to sneak in gloves with no padding, secondly he fought a very dirty fight throwing elbows, headbutting, raking the eyes with his gloves all could have easily warranted a disqualification, lastly I believe Floyd will simply box him this time around dancing and jabbing his way to a decision. I expect this time around to be classic Mayweather, meaning a highly skilled boxing lesson and distant most likely boring 12 round bout.
The best reason against having a second fight is that Mayweather is going to retire after his next 2 or 3 fights and the sport would be served much better if he was to fight any one of the much more talented fighters out there, giving the fans something to truly cheer about. For example Gennady Golovkin, Danny “Swift” Garcia, Timothy Bradley, Andre Ward and even though is far too late, as well as passed both fighters prime years, Manny Pacquiao all would make much better opponents and be far more exciting.
Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana
MAY 3, 2014 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas