RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update on this page of Saturday night’s welterweight fight after which RING No. 1-rated pound-for-pound fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. scored a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, site of Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Maidana in May.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) is retured to the MGM for the 10th straight time and 13th overall against Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs), who dethroned previously unbeaten Adrien Broner for the WBA welterweight belt in December.
The triumph over Broner represented Maidana’s fifth fight as a 147-pounder, his previous loss having been by unanimous decision to southpaw Devon Alexander in his welterweight debut in February 2012. In their first fight, Maidana landed 221 punches against Mayweather, more than any other fighter in the winner’s past 38 bouts, according to CompuBox.
Mayweather weighed in at 146.5, Maidana, 146. Maidana re-hydrated to 157, while Mayweather declined to be re-weighed.
Mayweather out-landed Maidana, 166-to-128, overall, including an advantage of 102-to-87 in power shots, and, 64-to-41 in jabs.
The Showtime Pay-Per-View broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Mayweather vs. Maidana
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
Referee: Kenny Bayless
Judges: Guido Cavalleri (Italy) had it 155-112, and both John McKaie (New York) and Dave Moretti (Nevada) had it for Mayweather, 116-111.
Maidana enters wearing a red robe over a black T-shirt with trainer Robert Garcia, gets a hug from Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya once in the ring.
Mayweather enters wearing a black and white hooded leather robe with a snake-skin motif. Mayweather has stripped his ringwalk of the celebrities that are usually by his side.
RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR MAYWEATHER, 116-111
Round 1: Kenny Bayless warns both fighters to “keep it clean” during the intro. Fighters at ring center. Mayweather meets Maidana with an early jab. Mayweather stepping forward, Maidana less maniacal early. Mayweather jabs to the head and body. Maidana has already missed wildly. Maidana clubs with a right and lands. Mayweather gets off the ropes. Mayweather’s down from a ruled slip. Maidana touches the body along the ropes. Mayweather’s maintaining distance. Maidana needs to pressure more to keep Mayweather on the ropes as in the first fight. Interesting start for Maidana. Mayweather, 10-9.
Round 2: Mayweather still moving side to side. Hook by Mayweather. Jab by Mayweather. Maidana trying to press more behind the jab. Jab to the body by Mayweather. Mayweather lands three to one during an exchange. Mayweather touching the body with the jab. Hook by Maidana and right to the body. Pace favors Mayweather. Maidana lands one of three punches thrown. Maidana hooks on the ropes to the body. Maidana trying to roughhouse. Jab, right, left by Mayweather. Right by Mayweather. Maidana’s jab. Hook by Mayweahter and a lead right over the Maidana jab. Right by Mayweather at the bell. Mayweather’s getting off first. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 20-18.
Round 3: Mayweather starts on his bicycle. Mayweather landed 20 punches in the second round. Maidana lands a hook and two right hands along the ropes. Jab and a right graze for Maidana. Right uppercut by Mayweather and a jab. Right by Mayweather. Mayweather more elusive. Lands the right as a lead. Lead right over the top by Mayweather. Left by Mayweather, two lefts to the body by Maidana. Mayweather successful on the clinch. Lunging right for Maidana touches. Left hook by Mayweather. Jab and right by Maidana. Jab by Maidana. Double-jab by Mayweather. Hard right hand by Maidana at the bell. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 30-27.
Round 4: Maidana starts on the attack with his left hooks to the body and rights to the head over the first minute. Jab by Maidana chases Mayweather to the ropes and applying solid pressure. Maidana’s mixing in the body shots behind the jab. Maidana’s got a solid strategy going. Right by Mayweather, right by Maidana, left by Mayweather. Uppercut by Mayweather and a right. Jab by Maidana. Right hand by Maidana and a counter right by Mayweather. Triple-jab by Maidana. Maidana, 10-9; Mayweather, 39-37.
Round 5: Maidana’s mixture of jabs and body work played well in the fourth round. Jab and right early from Mayweather. Mayweather picks up the pace behind the jab and the right. Right by Maidana, jab and right and left by Mayweather. Right hand and a left by Mayweather. Mayweather’s jab just a tad more precise than Maidana’s. Right by Maidana over Mayweather’s jab. Two rights by Maidana and a left. Hook by Mayweather gets Maidana on the ropes. Mayweather’s jab and right in the center of the ring. Double-jab on the ropes by Maidana. Jab by Mayweather just prior to the bell. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 49-46.
Round 6: Robert Garcia wants more jabs and attacking from Maidana. Hook by Mayweather. Another hook. Mayweather’s on the move. They trade jabs. Hard right hand by Maidana followed by a forearm. Jab and right hand by Maidana follow a Mayweather hook. Double-jab by Mayweather. Right over the top by Maidana. Right and a hook by Maidana follow a right and another right both by Mayweather. Maidana lands a jab. Misses a right. Hook by Mayweather off the ropes. Jab and right by Mayweaher. Another in that sequence. A lot of holding by Mayweather. Hook during a clinch by Maidana. Right hand and a hook to the body by Maidana. Left and a right at the bell by Maidana. Maidana, 10-9; Mayweather, 58-56.
Round 7: Jab by Maidana to the midsection. Steve Farhood has it 59-55 for Mayweather. They’re trading jabs, with Mayweather having the edge. Jab, jab, right by Mayweather. Hook to the body, right to the head by Maidana. Right to the body by Mayweather and jab. Jab by Mayweather, missed hook by Maidana. Right by Maidana. Mayweather pressures Maidana into retreat with the jab. Mayweather lands a stiff right to the body off the clinch and fires a couple of rights to the body. Maidana double-jabs, but Mayweather closes with a hook. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 68-65.
Round 8: Maidana far less aggressive than in the first fight, allowing Mayweather to spend more time in the center of the ring. Solid right over the top by Maidana along the ropes, but Mayweather goes back to popping the jab. Farhood has it for Mayweather, 69-64. Jab and overhand right by Maidana. Right by Mayweather. Jab and right by Maidana. Mayweather has an advantage in total punches landed thus far, 120-to-81. Hard right hand by Mayweather, overhand right by Maidana. They trade hard right hands and then Mayweahter lands a left. Mayweather complaining that Maidana bit his “f–king” hand. Bayless having a ringside doctor examine Mayweather’s right hand. “I don’t know what you did,” said Bayless to Maidana and his corner. Bayless says he sees marks on Mayweather’s right glove, telling that to Maidana’s corner man, Robert Garcia. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 78-74.
Round 9: Mayweather out with a “Peekaboo” defense early. Maidana’s on the attack. Right by Maidana. Jab by Maidana. Left uppercut and hook by Maidana. Farhood has it for Mayweather, 79-73. Hook by Mayweather, Maidana attacking the body. Right by Maidana, hook by Mayweather. Jab by Maidana. Hook by Mayweather and a jab followed by a right. Jab by Maidana. Right on the ropes by Maidana, hook and jab. Jab and right by Mayweather. Hook by Mayweather. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 88-83.
Round 10: Hook by Mayweather. They trade jabs. Double-left hook by Mayweather, right and left by Maidana on the ropes. Farhood has it for Mayweather, 88-83. Mayweather pushed to the canvas on a ruled slip. BAYLESS TAKES A POINT FROM MAIDANA FOR THE PUSH. Maidana lands a right and a left as the action resumes. Right by Maidana on the ropes followed by a left. Jab by Maidana. Right by Mayweather. Right uppercut, double-jab by Mayweather. Hard right, left, right by Maidana. Right to the body by Maidana. Even, 9-9. Mayweather, 97-92.
Round 11: Mayweather lands two early lefts, one to the head and the other to the body. Mayweather called for a low blow. Maidana given time to rest. Mayweather’s on the attack. Double-jab by Mayweather and movement. Mayweather continues to control the fight from distance with his jab, followed by a solid right. Hook and right both to the body by Mayweather. Jab and right by Mayweather. Jab by Maidana. Right to the body. Hook and a right by Mayweather. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 107-101.
Round 12: Farhood has it for Mayweather, 107-101. Mayweather on his bicycle to start the 12. Left hook by Maidana grazes. Left hook by Mayweather. Crowd booing. Right, left to the body by Maidana on the ropes. Jab by Maidana, but Mayweather’s not going to stand in. Hook to the head by Maidana. Mayweather in cruise control. Hard right over the top by Maidana on the ropes, but many other shots miss. Right to the body by Maidana. Maidana, 10-9; Mayweather, 116-111.
RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR MAYWEATHER, 116-111