It’s a done deal. Mayweather will face Maidana in his next fight scheduled on May 3. There were many issues and concerns before this fight became a close deal. For over 10 months, Amir Khan has waited to fight Mayweather. Khan even won the Twitter poll made by Mayweather. However, because of the poor performance of Khan in the last few fights he had, Mayweather finally picked Maidana for another exciting pay-per-view match in the boxing arena. Make sure to buy yourself Mayweather vs Maidana ticket to catch the game live.
So who is Maidana and why he deserves a shot against boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.? The professional record of Maidana is 38 fights, 35 wins, 31 KO, 3 losses, and 0 draws. The last fight of Maidana was one of the biggest for him. On December 14, 2013, he was able to defeat Adrien Broner in which he is considered to be the underdog. He won the fight through a unanimous decision. After sending Broner down the canvas twice during their match, Maidana had a large winning margin. Maidana won his last four matches.
So what can we expect from this fight? Maidana is 30 years old while Mayweather is 37. Age might play a big role here as no one is getting younger. Mayweather might lose his edge over time and Maidana may have the chance to beat Mayweather. As of now, the professional boxing record of Mayweather is 45 wins, 26 KO, 0 losses, and 0 draws.
Obviously, Mayweather is not beaten yet. There are many boxing fans who want to see the fight of the century, Mayweather versus the fighting pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao. However, Mayweather seems to be scared to taint his unbeaten record as Pacquiao is proven to be a lethal opponent. Pacquiao is instead scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley this April.