Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the rematch against Marcos Maidana on Saturday Night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas quite easily.
However, Floyd Mayweather claims that Maidana broke the rules and played dirty just to get an edge in the fight.
According to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana bit him on the wrist during the eighth round when the two boxers were engaged in a tight clutch.
When asked about the incident in a post-fight interview, Floyd Mayweather Jr. had this to say about the situation.
“We were tangled in the center of the ring and I didn’t realize what it was. Then I saw that he bit me. After the eighth round my fingers were numb, I couldn’t use my left hand.”
When asked whether he was guilty of biting Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the fight, perhaps when he started to feel as if he had no other option, Maidana blatantly denied that it was even a possibility.
“How can he say I bit the glove with my mouthpiece? I’m not a dog.”
Marcos Maidana went on to say that he still thinks he should have walked away from the fight as the winner instead of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Why?
“I was pressuring him and I was the aggressor. I won the fight.”
That is clearly not what the judges saw during the fight, especially since two of the ringside judges scored the fight 116-111 while the third judge scored it as 115-112.
During the fight, Maidana was not punished or penalized for the bite — especially since Mayweather was not able to prove his case to the people in his corner or the Showtime announcers he complained to as well. However, Maidana was penalized during the fight for basically trying to tackle Floyd Mayweather Jr. when he finally came to the realization that he was going to lose.
This was the second time that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana met in the ring. Their first fight was back in May when Maidana clearly had the upper hand for the majority of the fight but still walked away with a loss on his record. It is clear that Floyd Mayweather wanted to make sure that the same thing did not happen twice.
Reports show that since Maidana’s performance in Saturday’s fight was very poor in comparison to their first match; the odds of there being a third bout are slim to none.
However, when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., you never can tell who will be the next person to step in the ring with him until the fight is scheduled.
Who do you think Mayweather will fight next?
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