Boxing: Marcos Maidana demands rematch after defeat

Marcos Maidana demands rematch on Mayweather

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Argentinean Marcos Maidana was quick to demand a rematch after losing to Floyd Mayweather by majority decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Maidana was aggressive throughout the contest as he tried to find a way through, but in the end Mayweather showed his superior class to pick his opponent off.

The American added the WBA title to his collection and retained his WBC welterweight belt thanks to the win and his record now stands at 46-0.

Maidana’s relentless pressure saw Mayweather pushed for the first time in many years, but he picked up the majority decision after two judges scoring the fight 117-111 and 116-112.

One judge scored the fight 114-114 and Maidana was adamant he deserved the victory.

Speaking after the fight, he told Showtime: “I definitely think I won. He didn’t fight like a man.
“He did dominate some rounds, but I dominated more of them.”

After the fight, Mayweather was quick to praise his opponent but he admitted he struggled with a cut. An accidental head-butt caused the 37-year-old a few problems between the second and fourth round but he was eventually able to adapt and seal the win.

Despite the win, he revealed after the bout that he was willing to face Maidana again.

He said: “I normally like to go out there and box and move. But he put pressure on me. I wanted to give the fans what they wanted to see so I stood and fought him.

“If the fans want to see it again, let’s do it again.”

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