Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Live Round-by-Round Results and Highlights

Brian ChenSocial Media Staff September 13, 2014

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Floyd Mayweather left little doubt in his second act against Marcos Maidana on Saturday night, taking the fight to his challenger and capturing a wide unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight championships in Las Vegas.

Scores were 116-111 twice and 115-112 for Mayweather.

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) was far more elusive in the rematch, showing his legs are still there and not allowing the Argentine to force him along the ropes and maul him as he had in their first fight in May.

Maidana’s offense was completely neutralized in most of the rounds and he was relegated to stalking the pound-for-pound king without getting much return on his investment.

It certainly wasn’t the most crowd-pleasing style—which was reflected in a fair amount of boos as the fight came to its conclusion—but it was effective and vintage Mayweather.

The most dramatic moment of the night came near the end of Round 8, with the fighters locked in one of their many clinches near the center of the ring.

With his glove rubbing in Maidana’s face, Mayweather pulled back in obvious pain, accusing the Argentine of biting him through his glove.

Video replay seemed to indicate something happened, and the fight went on after an odd delay. The dramatics didn’t end there, and Maidana was deducted a point in Round 10 by referee Kenny Bayless for pushing Mayweather to the ground.

Overall, it was a frustrating night for the Argentine challenger.

He didn’t look nearly as dangerous as he did in May, and his offense was ineffective, the result of Mayweather’s adjustments and Bayless’ quick trigger on breaks when the action got to the inside.

In many ways, Saturday’s fight played out in the way most expected the first time around, and Mayweather secured yet another notch in an already Hall of Fame career.

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