Mayweather vs. Maidana II Recap
Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana in the much-hyped “Mayweather vs. Maidana II” this past Saturday evening, retaining his welterweight and super welterweight titles at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Boxing fans who ended up paying a median ticket price of $568 for Maidana vs. Floyd Mayweather tickets were witness to a string showing right from the first round with Mayweather repeatedly pelting Maidana with left jabs and hooks and not allowing him to get inside. After 12 rounds, Mayweather was the unanimous winner, pocketing $32 million to increase his career earnings to well over $100 million.
The fight did not end without some controversy, however, as Mayweather accused Maidana of biting him in the eighth round. During the eight round, the two boxers were in the center of the ring when the act apparently took place. Moments after breaking up, Mayweather motioned over to the ringside announcers, mouthing ‘He bit me!’
“We were tangled in the center of the ring and I didn’t realize what it was. Then I saw that he bit me,” Mayweather said. “After the eighth round my fingers were numb, I couldn’t use my left hand.”
Maidana denied biting Mayweather, stating afterwards, “How can he say I bit the glove with my mouthpiece? I’m not a dog.”
This was just another victory in the illustrious boxing career of Floyd Mayweather. Over eighteen years, Mayweather has now won 47 times – with two victories over Maidana – and he showed just as much dominance in fight #47 as he did in fight #1. Perhaps that is why, recently, Mayweather stated he will finish out the two remaining fights on his Showtime contract and retire in 2015. He was far from giving any definitive answer when recently interviewed, but it sure seems like the boxing champion has his eye on his legacy and feels content with what he has done in the ring.
So the question is, what’s next for Money Mayweather? With potentially only two fights remaining on his career, opportunities to see him live could be out the door within a year. That would obviously greatly increase the price of Floyd Mayweather tickets, eclipsing the $568 median ticket price for his bout Saturday night.
Rumors have Amir Khan as a potential opponent for Mayweather’s expected May 2015 fight. Khan has yet to face Mayweather and would be a pretty decent draw as the fighter is on a recent win streak having won his last three fights.
Another potential opponent would be Miguel Cotto, a rematch of their May 5th, 2012 battle at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won that match via unanimous decision, but Cotto worked him well and it was arguably closer than Mayweather’s most recent battle.
Of course the match that everyone wants is Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao tickets would most likely be the most expensive boxing tickets in the history of the sport, but at this point, that ship seems to have unfortunately sailed for both fighters. Nonetheless, we can all hope.