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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana II

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana 2

Date: 13th September 2014

Venue: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Title: WBC & WBA World Welterweight and WBC Super-welterweight Titles

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions & Mayweather Promotions

Tv: Showtime Pay-Per-View

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 46 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 146½ lbs

Marcos Maidana
( 35 - 4 - 0 )
Weight: 146 lbs

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended his WBC and WBA welterweight titles against Marcos Maidana in a highly anticipated rematch on September 13th, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was billed as "Mayhem" and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions. Showtime Pay-Per-View televised the fight, which drew a crowd of 16,144 fans.

The fight started with both fighters trading punches in the center of the ring, with Mayweather being more active than Maidana. Maidana tried to rough up Mayweather with his aggressive style, but Mayweather was able to slip most of his punches and counter effectively. Maidana had some success in the middle rounds, landing some solid punches that briefly troubled Mayweather. However, Mayweather adjusted and was able to control the later rounds.

In the end, Mayweather won the fight via unanimous decision, with scores of 116-111, 116-111, and 115-112. This was Mayweather's 47th victory in his undefeated career. The judges scored the fight in favor of Mayweather because of his superior boxing skills, movement, and ring generalship. Maidana landed some solid shots, but he was unable to sustain his attack throughout the fight.

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Mayweather earned a guaranteed $32 million for the fight, while Maidana earned $1.5 million. Both fighters also shared a portion of the pay-per-view revenue. This was the ninth straight fight in which Mayweather earned at least $25 million, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

With this victory, Mayweather retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles and his WBC super-welterweight title. It was the third defense of his welterweight title in his second reign and the first defense of his WBA super-welterweight title. He also retained The Ring magazine welterweight title for the second time in his second reign.

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