Saturday May 3, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana. Showtime Boxing The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana airs live on PPV this Saturday, May 3, with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion.
Floyd Mayweather remains the biggest draw in boxing and the pound for pound #1. He is the fighter that most brings in the casual fans, and for now at least, that shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. Mayweather is so dominant that finding a suitable challenge for him is difficult. Last year, he took on the legitimate challenge of Canelo Alvarez and had no trouble there. This time, it's the exciting Marcos Maidana who steps up to the plate. Maidana earned this shot with a very entertaining and impressive win over Mayhweather disciple Adrien Broner last year. But for Maidana to have any kind of chance against Floyd, something crazy is going to have to happen.
Here's our video preview of the fight:
Get round by round coverage of the fight right here and see how it all goes down.
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MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA LIVE RESULTS:
Round 1 - Both fighters start tentatively working behind their jabs. Never mind, Maidana tries for an overhand right in the first twenty seconds. Big right hand to the body from Maidana with Floyd in the corner. Combination from Floyd, left hand to the body and a right hand upstairs. Maidana is throwing serious power, getting held but throwing hard hooks with his free hand. Awkward overhand rights from Maidana, landing over Floyd's shoulder! Floyd is all defense with a minute left in the round. Floyd trying to tie up and Maidana won't let him. Left hooks to the body from Maidana now. Floyd is countering, but Maidana is relentless. Low blow from Maidana in the last seconds. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 2 - We enter round 2 with the impression that the Adrien Broner fight may have been a better predictor than we thought. Maidana is still going to the body with the wide right, but Floyd is now countering with a left hook, and chases Maidana into the ropes with his signature lead right. Another crisp counter hook from Maidana backs Maidana off. Once again Maidana has Floyd against the ropes and he lands 3, 4 hard hooks to the liver. Floyd countering, and he's back in center ring. Floyd goes to the jab, and Maidana looks a little tired in the last thirty seconds. Maidana goes to the body again, and Floyd is now laying his forearms across the back of his neck on the inside. Closer round, but the Argentine has the power advantage. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 3 - Maidana opens with a body jab. He goes for that looping overhand again, but Floyd is now smothering it. Two very stiff body jabs from Floyd. Another one. Floyd trying to show Maidana he can fight now, lands some counter combinations to the body and head. Referee Tony Weeks warns Maidana for his dirty tactics, and he refuses to touch Floyd's glove afterward. Mayweather's back along the ropes once again, and he is clubbing Floyd with heavy punches. Floyd is starting to set up his own overhand with the body jab now. Maidana smashes more punches into Floyd's belt line in the last thirty seconds. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 4 - Maidana stalking Floyd, he lands a good right hand, and Floyd gets rough with the forearm on the inside. Weeks is playing a key role in this bout. Big swing and a miss on a left hook from Maidana. Floyd lands two excellent body shots and a check hook upstairs. Floyd has suffered his first ever cut in a fight, over his left eye. Maidana continues to punch with his free hand when Floyd ties him up. Floyd lands another counter hook, but Maidana repays him with some strong body work. The Argentine is absolutely relentless, and Mayweather can't stop rubbing the cut eye in the clinch. He doesn't like the blood. Some nice counters from Floyd can't steal him the round. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 5 - Replays show that cut happened due to a clash of heads. Floyd Sr. imploring his son to keep his right hands up to protect that eye. Both fighters are working off their jabs in center ring now. Mayweather ties Maidana up on the inside, now he's baiting him against the ropes. Hard right from Maidana--looks like Maidana thought about KNEEing Floyd in the clinch. Rough fight here. Big left hook gets Maidana a reaction, but it was caught by Floyd's glove. Good body work from Floyd now. Floyd looks to be having trouble timing Maidana's bizarre power punches. Maidana finishes the round landing more lefts in the clinch. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 6 - Between rounds Garcia assures Maidana he's winning the fight. Floyd is uncharacteristically attentive to his father's coaching in his corner. Again both fighters go to their jabs, and Maidana looks to set up the long left hook. Maidana is getting very rough whenever Floyd has his back to the ropes. Floyd's being a little too picky with his shots. Mayweather counters with a nice right uppercut, but Maidana just keeps charging in and banging to the ribs. Maidana looks a little slower now. Floyd takes the fight to center ring and gets off with some clean pot shots. Two nice counters from Mayweather, and that's his first round on my scorecard. 10-9 Mayweather
Round 7 - Maidana feints the right and lands a left hook to the body. Maidana with some clubbing body shots, but two very sharp counters from Floyd, and another crisp right hand in the center of the ring. Floyd is throwing uncharacteristically hard punches now, looking to hurt Maidana. More Maidana body work inside, and some rabbit punches, but Floyd is countering well now. Body shots from Maidana again, but Floyd hits three beautiful counter punches and circles gracefully out of the corner. Maidana is slowing noticeably now, but still throwing hard lefts to the body. Floyd goes back to his jab and lands some beautiful right hands. Money's best round yet. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 8 - Maidana lands some more body shots and some very questionable punches to the back of Floyd's head. Maidana coming low behind the body jab, throwing almost exclusively to the body. Weeks warns Maidana for a shot below the belt that elicits a swear from Floyd. Mayweather comes back with a good right hand. Mayweather has missed on a few lead rights, that's unusual for him. Nice counter right to the body from Floyd. And another. Maidana comes in behind the jab and sends Floyd's arms akimbo with an overhand right over the shoulder. Beautiful counter hook from Mayweather, but that was Chino's round. 10-9 Maidana.
Round 9 - Slow start to this round. Both fighters look they need a rest, though it's still Maidana coming forward. The first big shot of the round is a counter right from Mayweather. And a left hook downstairs. Another right from Floyd, and Maidana responds with a stiff right to the chin. Another right from Floyd, and he's starting to look more and more like himself. Combination from Mayweather. Maidana doesn't have an answer, and goes back to his jab to the chest of Mayweather. Another crisp right from Floyd. He seems to be taking over the fight. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 10 - Floyd is on his bicycle at the start of round 10. Hard left hook coming forward from Floyd. He's starting to light Maidana up. Marcos is coming forward but throwing nothing. The Argentine bangs his gloves together and asks for more. Lead right from Mayweather. He has Maidana against the ropes now. Back in center ring, Maidana is playing dirty in the clinch. Mayweather getting off the ropes well now. Maidana goes back to the jab, but Floyd seals the round with a flashy lead right to the temple. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 11 - Mayweather is landing clean combinations to the body now, all behind his jab. Maidana's punches are notably slower in this round. Maidana with some good jabs, but Mayweather responds with a check hook. Maidana can't seem to get off his power punches before Floyd's counters now. This now looks a lot more like a Mayweather fight--not much action, fewer punches. But Maidana charges in with his head and lands some cuffing blows to Mayweather's head and body. Floyd pulls Maidana down on a clinch entry and Maidana all but tackles him through the ropes. Counter right from Floyd at the end. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 12 - The crowd is going wild at the start of round 12. Maidana works behind his jab, Floyd with some nice counters. Maidana tries to counter Mayweather's body jab but he's too slow. Mayweather swaying and jabbing like Muhammad Ali now. Maidana landing vicious body punches. Floyd counters well, but these are huge blows from the Argentine. Dirty in-fighting to end the round, and that one was VERY close. I'd give it to Mayweather for consistency, 10-9.
My score: 114-114, DRAW
Floyd Mayweather def. Marcos Maidana by Majority Decision (114-114, 117-111, 116-112)