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Can Marcos Maidana Do The Unthinkable?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Tomorrow, we will see one of the biggest pay per views of the year in Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana 2. When this first was announced it got mixed feelings by the boxing world. Some felt that Mayweather had clearly won that fight and there was no need for a rematch. The other side was, we haven't seen Mayweather look vulnerable since is first fight against Jose Luis Castillo. Marcos Maidana during their first fight landed more punches on Mayweather than anyone in his career, that including names like Diego Corrales, Arturo Gatti, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya.

Playing Monday morning quarterback, Floyd Mayweather made the right choice by choosing Marcos Maidana. The fight everyone wants to see with Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao isn't going to happen in September, top welterweight prospect Keith Thurman had a shoulder injury and couldn't fight in September, Miguel Cotto cant fight in 2014 because of Freddie Roach's vigorous schedule, and at the time IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter lost his belt to Kell Brook.

Floyd Mayweather has said that his fight with Marcos Maidana was tough was because he wanted to fight that way for the fans. Paulie Malignaggi said of that quote if you believe him you could go take a hike, I love the fans too but I'm not letting anyone hit me.

Along with being a competitive fight, the first fight was also a dirty fight. Marcos Maidana landed many punches to the back of Mayweather's head along with several low blows. Mayweather was also criticized by the Maidana camp for his use of his elbows and forearms. Mayweather had critized referee Tony Weeks by saying some people can have a bad night.

Maidana's camp has said they want Maidana to be 10 pounds above the welterweight limit so he could have more stamina than he did in the first fight when it looked like he was fading in the later rounds.

We have many questions about the fight tomorrow. Will we see a fight similarly to the first fight or will Mayweather outbox Maidana? Can Maidana keep up the relentless pressure from rounds 1-12? Are Mayweather's legs shot as Freddie Roach claims? Will Maidana use the jab more as it was very effective in the first fight?

All of these questions will be answered and we will see if Marcos Maidana can make history and dethroning the pound for pound king or will Maidana be just another victim in Floyd Mayweather's quest to retire undefeated   

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