Undefeated Mayweather Up For A Fight

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will look to add to his tally on Sunday in Las Vegas. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Pound-for-pound, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.  is the king of boxing. His skill, speed and footwork are leaps and bounds above everyone else in the sport, across all divisions. At 37, he is at an age where the skill and speed of a boxer generally declines. Yet he seems to get quicker and stronger the older he gets. Still undefeated after almost twenty years, the man simply known as “Money” shows no sign of slowing down.

He comes up against an opponent many are saying is not up to his calibre. But honestly, who is? Marcos Maidana  comes into Sunday's fight off his greatest professional win to date, defeating the previously unbeaten WBA Welterweight champion, Adrien Broner. The Argentine, known as “El Chino” in the boxing world, has climbed the ranks over the last decade. Boasting an impressive record of 31-3-0, he faces his biggest challenge yet.

The fight promoted as “The Moment” has everyone talking. From it being a let-down, to Mayweather not taking it seriously, the fight is on everyone’s lips. But Maidana has come out firing, declaring he will put it all on the table on Sunday. He has said he will go after Mayweather immediately and will not let up for as long as the fight lasts. He believes his own power and skill will be enough to take down the “King of Boxing”.

Mayweather is a man of many talents, but he has said that on Sunday, he will stand toe-to-toe with Maidana. He will not use his impressive footwork, but instead try to lure Maidana into beating him the way he did Broner. Mayweather will be replicating Broner’s game plan of standing still in front of Maidana, except that he’s going to show he is talented enough to beat him even with the flawed game plan Broner used.

Will Mayweather's ego get the best of him? Unlikely.

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