Mayweather plans to come forward against Maidana
- Updated: April 24, 2014
Boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather held an open workout for him and his Mayweather Promotions fighters to put their skills on display with just a little over a week before Mayweather vs Maidana.
Mayweather is at a point in his career where he can sell a fight basically against whoever he wants. He didn’t have to select Marcos Maidana, the hard-hitting Argentine who just derailed Adrien Broner, as his next opponent, but Floyd says he earned it.
“Maidana deserves the opportunity,” Mayweather said. “He’s a champion with an 80 percent knockout ratio. He deserves this fight.”
Although he has been in the game racking up the accolades for almost two decades, Mayweather still feels like he hasn’t reaches his peak yet. Even at the age of 37 he believes there is still a lot of juice left.
“In 18 years I haven’t brought my best out yet,” Mayweather said. “Being around the sport for so long, I have a lot of experience. I’ve boxed my whole life. I’ve never worked a job.”
While the first thing most people praise about Mayweather is his impeccable speed, he doesn’t feel that speed is the quality that has helped him remain undefeated for so long.
“Everything isn’t about speed. Everything in boxing and life is about timing,” Mayweather said. “I’m a fighter that likes to take my time and be smart. Some fighters like to be reckless. You see what happens when fighters are reckless.”
Whether it’s fair or unfair, Mayweather is always criticized for “running” in his fights. Floyd says there will be none of that in this fight.
“I’m not going to do a lot of moving when I get in the ring. I’m coming straight ahead,” Mayweather said.