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Mayweather vs. Maidana took place May 3, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd Mayweather (46-0) faces Marcos Maidana (35-4) in the main event. Catch the video highlights above.
Round 1: Here we go, folks. Julio Lopez sings the Mexican national anthem. Lorena Mayol handles the Argentinean anthem. And Tyrese sings the American national anthem, for some reason. Of course he promotes his Facebook at the end of the Anthem. Walkout time. Maidana comes out first. Here comes Mayweather. No joke, a parade of clowns is leading him out. Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber by his side. We’re off. Maidana opens with an overhand right that hits air. Mayweather pops out his jab. Maidana agressive to start. Mayweather slips a right hand then answers with his jab. Mayweather jabs high then low. Clinch. Maidana wades inside and beats Mayweather up a bit. Clubbing right hand misses for Maidana. Maidana swarming Mayweather against the ropes. Mayweather on total defense right now. Nothing is landing flush but Mayweather is just letting Maidana unload. Maidana digs to the body and Mayweather does the same. Mayweather finally breaks free. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Maidana.
Round 2: Maidana immediately comes out swinging. Mayweather hangs back and cracks Maidana with a lunging right. Maidana eats another pair of jabs. Mayweather finding his range now. Maidana swarms inside and flurries. Maidana picking his shots then bulldozes inside and unloads. Mayweather brushed most of it off. Maidana not giving Mayweather an inch to work with. Mayweather breaks away from the ropes then jabs low. And again. Double jab for Mayweather followed by a right cross. The crowd is loving it. Maidana crowds Mayweather along the ropes and digs to the body. Clinch. Mayweather flurries. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (19-19 total.)
Round 3: Maidana pressures forward and keeps Mayweather at the end of his jab. Maidana flurries to the body. Mayweather answers with by jabbing low. And another. Mayweather catches Maidana with a big counter one-two. Maidana continues to stalk. Maidana throws a low blow inside the clinch. Quick break and we’re back. Maidana bulls Mayweather against the ropes and unloads a flurry. Another furious combination from Maidana. Mayweather lands a hard counter right. Maidana continues to pressure Mayweather against the ropes. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Maidana. (29-28 Maidana.)
Round 4: Maidana walks Mayweather to the ropes. Maidana clinches and gets a little dirty inside. Mayweather ain’t happy about it. Tony Weeks warns Maidana. Mayweather slips a pair of jabs. Good body shot from Mayweather. Mayweather is cut above his right eye. That could be huge. Mayweather jabs to the body. Maidana bulls inside and cracks Mayweather. Mayweather hanging back and the ropes and electing to slip punches. Maidana unloads another flurry. Mayweather connects a hard left to the body off the break. Mayweather misses a one-two. Big exchange closes us out. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Maidana. (39-37 Maidana.)
Round 5: Both fighters go right to their jabs. Mayweather keeping Maidana at range so far. Maidana lunges inside and cracks Mayweather with a right. Clinch. Another big overhand right from Maidana. Whoa, Maidana almost just kneed Mayweather in the fence from the clinch. He’s committed to making this ugly. Mayweather comes back with a right hand to the midsection followed by a right hand. Short right uppercut to the body by Mayweather. Maidana charges in and rips off a flurry. Clinch. Maidana stalks Mayweather into the corner and goes to work. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (48-47 Maidana.)
Round 6: Maidana still stalking Mayweather across the ring. Maidana rushes inside and clinches. Mayweather jabs off the break. And another. Maidana gets clipped with a counter right as he bulls inside. Maidana goes to work in the corner. Mayweather pot-shotting but Maidana is committed to his flurries of short punches from the clinch. Sharp right hand by Mayweather. Another one nearly finds its mark. Maidana backs Mayweather into the ropes and works the body. Big left hook from Mayweather. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (57-57 total.)
Round 7: Mayweather puts himself on the ropes. Mayweather digs to the body then goes up high. Mayweather keeping his distance, peppering Maidana with his jab. Left hook to the body by Mayweather. Maidana stalks Mayweather to the corner then wings a pair of looping hooks to the body. Mayweather exits out and catches Maidana with a stiff jab. And another, and another. Mayweather starting to find his rhythm. Maidana clinches a few times but can’t land anything significant. Mayweather cracks Maidana with a lazy three-shot combination. Mayweather eats a hard jab. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (67-66 Mayweather.)
Round 8: Maidana instantly clinches and works a few short shots to the body. Maidana muscles Mayweather along the ropes and blasts Mayweather with a salvo to the body. Maidana eats a hard jab for his troubles. Maidana goes low — too low. Mayweather’s not happy. We’re back. Mayweather clinches along the ropes, then misses a one-two off the break. Mayweather stalks Maidana down, slips a punch, and cracks him with a counter right. Maidana wades inside with a vengeance. Mayweather is just putting himself against the ropes and clinching. Maidana eats a hard counter left at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Maidana. (76-76 total.)
Round 9: Scorecards could be all over the board right now. Maidana stalks Mayweather into the ropes, but Mayweather circles out this time. Maidana bulls inside and clinches. Mayweather cracks Maidana with a left hook but eats a counter. Hard combination by Mayweather. Maidana gets blasted by a right cross. Mayweather fighting southpaw now. Interesting. Mayweather starting to open up. Hard flurry to the body by Mayweather. Mayweather taking control, keeping Maidana at bay with straight shots. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (86-85 Mayweather.)
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Round 10: Mayweather bouncing on his heels. The crowd is electric right now. Big one-two for Mayweather. Mayweather cracks Maidana with another salvo. And another. Maidana stalks forward and claps his gloves together, imploring Mayweather to come fight him. Maidana clinches and goes to work. Mayweather lunges in with the lead right off the break. Another clinch, and another. Maidana trying to keep Mayweather on the ropes. Maidana digs to the body. Maidana circles and jabs. Big overhand left from Maidana but it doesn’t land flush. Mayweather fires back. Close round. Big right hand over the top from Mayweather. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (96-94 Mayweather.)
Round 11: Mayweather unloads to the body. Big left hook. Mayweather slips a jab then blasts Maidana in the jaw with a right. Mayweather eats a jab to give a jab. Mayweather fighting southpaw once again. Maidana keeps rushing inside to the clinch but Tony Weeks is separating them before he can get any work done. And again. Maidana flurries along the ropes. Looping left from Maidana. Mayweather eats another flurry. Maidana pumps his jab then shoots in with his right. Maidana almost just double-legged Mayweather through the ropes. Big exchange closes us out. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Maidana. (105-104 Mayweather.)
Round 12: This is it, folks. Mayweather goes right to work. Both fighters trade jabs. Mayweather goes low then high. Mayweather cracks Maidana with a salvo of looping hooks. Maidana clinches. A few more clinches. Maidana looking for a big shot. Mayweather slips a few then gets cracked to the body. Maidana clinches Mayweather against the corner. Lead right cross connects for Mayweather. He doubles up on it. Maidana ties up. Counter right from Mayweather. Clinch fight takes us out. Great, great fight. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Mayweather. (115-113 Mayweather.)
Official result: Floyd Mayweather def. Marcos Maidana via majority decision (114-114, 117-111, 116-112)