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Mayweather dominates Maidana in rematch

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Floyd Mayweather was able to weather the ‘Mayhem’ in the ring, as the No. 1 fighter in the world again fought the wily Marcos Maidana on a Showtime televised event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the mecca of boxing, Las Vegas.

Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KO) controlled the bout from minute one, with Maidana not having any of the early success he had in their first bout in May.

“I felt better than the first fight,” said Mayweather, who gave himself a ‘C’ grade on the fight, a fight in which he was the aggressor, willing to trade with the Argentine and often getting the better of the exchanges.

“I got hit more than I should have, but that comes with the territory.”

Although Maidana did not become the first boxer to beat Mayweather, he became perhaps the first to bite Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana

In the seventh round, after a clinch Maidana apparently bit down on the glove of Mayweather, causing a delay in the bout and ‘Mayhem’ in the mostly full MGM Grand Garden arena.

Jim Gary asked Maidana, (35-5, 31KO) if he bit the Las Vegas native.

“Maybe he thinks I am a dog, but no I didn’t bite him.”

“He kept holding and pushing, and the referee didn’t do anything about it,” said Maidana, he threw more punches (572) than Mayweather, but landed less (128).

Mayweather logged a 58% connect percentage at 326 thrown and 166 landed.

The undefeated fighter has two more fights left on his record-breaking Showtime contract, and Gary pressed Mayweather about a possible fight against Manny Pacquiao, a fight much discussed and negotiated but never signed into reality.

Mayweather mentioned that Pacquiao had to focus on what’s in front of him, that being his fight against Chris Algeri in November.

Gray kept pressing, and Mayweather replied: “If the fight presents itself, let’s do it.”

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