Well, Floyd Mayweather is living up to his nickname. After signing a $200 million, six-fight deal with Showtime in 2013, the man called “Money” announced the third fight of that series: a May 3 bout with Marcos Maidana. The announcement came on Mayweather’s 37th birthday after several months of fans waiting in agony to when there next chance to watch Money in action. Now, that wait is over.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 25, 2014
As the rumor mills continue to turn and the speculation continues to build over a potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, Money just keeps on setting them up and knocking them down. As he puts his 45-0 career record on the line, no one is really expecting the upcoming bout to be much of a contest, even given the facts Maidana is seven years younger and boasts a 35-3 career record. The saying is true about Mayweather: He always wins.
Now, age will catch up to him eventually, but right now, Mayweather is living large and Maidana shouldn’t change that. The Argentinean last loss came against American Devon Alexander in February of 2012 and he’s only fought four times since then, although he did record three KOs, including two TKOs during those contests. That gives Maidana arguably the best chance of any boxer to upset Mayweather, but it’s unlikely that will happen.
Having said that, Mayweather’s last KO came in September of 2011 against Victor Ortiz, who had only two losses heading into that match, but has lost three straight since then, so take that with a grain of salt. Again, Maidana has a good shot, but don’t think that Mayweather is in any danger of spotting his perfect record.