Even if you blind Floyd Mayweather, you still can't beat him.
Mayweather admitted after his majority-decision victory over Marcos Maidana that after an accidental headbutt above his right eye, he couldn't see for a few rounds, per USA Today's For The Win.
The cut came in the fourth round. That was the period of the fight in which Mayweather looked his most shaky. Maidana asserted himself in the early rounds, showing no fear in taking the fight right to his opponent.
He was landing a lot of big blows and throwing Money off his game. El Chino's unorthodox style made it hard for Mayweather to adjust his game plan.
Not having any vision in one of his eyes wouldn't have helped matters, either.
Right around the sixth round was when Mayweather started asserting himself more. Perhaps it's not a coincidence that that would have been when his eye stopped being a problem.
There's no question, blurred vision or not, Money dodged a major bullet on Saturday. Few times, if any, has he gotten closer to losing his unblemished record. According to CompuBox (via Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated), Maidana landed more punches than anybody ever has against Mayweather:
CompuBox has tracked 38 Mayweather fights. Maidana landed the most punches (221) of any against Mayweather.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 4, 2014
Money implied that a rematch may be in the works down the line, per CBS Sports' Gary Parrish:
"If the fans want to see it again we can do it again." -- Floyd Mayweather (So the rematch comes later this year.)— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) May 4, 2014
Given how thrilling Saturday's main event was, fans would probably have no problem paying for another bout between these two.
Whether his next opponent is Maidana, Amir Khan or somebody else, he'd be smart to make sure not to suffer any more eye injuries.