LAS VEGAS — The combatants in Saturday’s categorical eventuality of “The Moment,” Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, are as conflicting as dual group could be.
Mayweather is outgoing, brash, flaunts his piles of money and lives a lifestyle of a abounding and famous. His nickname, fittingly, is “Money.”
Maidana is from Argentina, speaks tiny or no English, lives in a tiny residence in Buenos Aires with his family, including a baby innate in January, and is as still as Mayweather is loud. His nickname is “El Chino,” “The Chinese,” given Maidana looks Asian.
They’re opposite inside a ring as well.
Mayweather is a ultimate ring technician, vital a fighting tenet of “hit and don’t get hit.”
His impression is not a many sparkling to watch, though it is what has kept him undefeated during 45-0. At 37, he’s as good and as discerning as ever. But he has not had a knockout given his argumentative win opposite Victor Ortiz in 2011, when he strike Ortiz as Ortiz was looking divided and articulate to arbitrate Joe Cortez. before that it was Ricky Hatton in 2007.
Maidana, 30, has won scarcely 82% of his fights by KO.
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His final was a unanimous preference feat opposite Adrien Broner, though scarcely finished in a initial turn as Maidana harm Broner badly with energy shots in a initial round, and knocked him down for a initial time in his career – twice – en track to a victory. It’s what warranted him Mayweather’s honour and a shot during a pound-for-pound king. He has 7 KOs in his final 10 victories.
“Everybody keeps seeking who is going to moment a May-Vinci Code,” Mayweather pronounced during Wednesday’s press discussion for Saturday’s pay-per-view spectacular (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET). “This man has a good uppercut, this man has a good jab. we still always find a approach to win. Saturday, I’m going to find a approach to win.”
Maidana showed adult totally out of character, wearing a tuxedo. He became charcterised during a lectern and got a Hispanic media riled when he said, in Spanish: “I don’t give a (bleep) about this man (Mayweather).”
This is Maidana’s fifth quarrel with tutor Robert Garcia, one of a best in a sport. Maidana scarcely quit fighting after losing to Devon Alexander in Feb 2012 when he satisfied he indispensable to pierce adult to welterweight. “I felt that wasn’t my multiplication to quarrel at, so we didn’t wish to do it anymore,” Maidana said.
It was suggested that he find out Garcia. “Chino had no thought who we was though he had to come and take a possibility and that was a beginning,” Garcia said.
Maidana is a tough puncher who seems to take pleasure in spiteful people. He looks extreme in a ring and comes during his opponents.
“That’s my style, that’s what we do in all my fights,” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) said. “I come to be aggressive, we come to demeanour for a fight. When we strike him he’s going to feel it.”
The Argentine, a WBA welterweight champion who will acquire $1.5 million to Mayweather’s $32 million, knows he’s a large loser opposite a dominant Mayweather.
He stays undeterred.
“No one has given anything to me,” he said. “The opportunity, we warranted it myself.
“I know this is a really formidable fight. That’s because we lerned like never before. I’m prepared for whatever he brings. If he wants to trade blows, we’ll trade blows. If he wants to run, we can hoop that, too.
“We’re prepared for everything.”