Mayweather Looks to Beat Maidana Again

Published on September 12th, 2014 11:32 pm EST
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. will be squaring off this Saturday night against Marcos Rene "El Chino" Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be shown on Showtime PPV as part of Mayweather's lucrative deal with the company.

Mayweather and Maidana have fought once before, with Mayweather winning a unanimous decision in May of 2014. While it was another victory for Mayweather, Maidana was quite competitive, which is why Mayweather agreed to fight the Argentinian again. There were other names mentioned but Mayweather elected to step into the ring once again against the fan friendly Maidana.

Maidana is known for his hard hitting style, as he has been able to win 31 of his 39 fights via knockout. There is always the "puncher's chance" when Maidana steps into the ring, which is what makes Saturday's match so compelling. In addition, Maidana did quite well in the first fight against Mayweather, earning the respect of Mayweather and the millions of fans that watched the tilt.


Having said all of that, Mayweather is still a massive favourite to win the fight. Here are the current betting odds:

Floyd Mayweather, -800
Marcos Rene Maidana, +500

So, according to these odds, one would need to wager $800 on Mayweather in order to win $100 in profit, while a successful $100 bet on Maidana would yield a total return of $500.

Mayweather has vowed to knock Maidana out tomorrow night - here are the over/under odds:

Over 9 1/2 Rounds, -550
Under 9 1/2 Rounds, +325

Will Mayweather win by knockout? The odds of that occurring are +350. Will Marcos Rene Maidana win by knockout? If you bet on that happening, the odds are +800.


This should be a great fight, though the oddsmakers believe that Mayweather has the clear advantage.

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