"I think Maidana gonna bring...of course he is a puncher, but he has a lot of flaws too. I could see this fight being a very brutal fight for him. I could really see if Floyd is on point, like he normally is, I can see this fight being like a Gatti type of performance," stated world-class trainer Jeff Mayweather, who shared his thoughts on the May 3 title unification between his nephew, WBC welterweight champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather, and hard-hitting WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. As far as Jeff is concerned, this fight should be a signature performance for Floyd, comparable to his dominant 6th round TKO of Hall of Famer Arturo Gatti nearly 10 years ago.
"He is too slow, and I mean the stuff that he was doing to Adrien Broner is not gonna work on Floyd at all. I'm not basing it on what he did against Adrien Broner because, first of all, they are not the same fighters. But I can compare what he did with Devon Alexander and compare it to what Floyd's gonna do to him. Floyd is much better than Devon Alexander, and Devon Alexander gave him a thorough whoopin'. I mean, it wasn't even close. He mopped the floor with him and everybody thought he was a big threat to Devon. But I mean, if Devon Alexander did him like that, Floyd is gonna do him worse. That's what I'm basing it off because we are gonna see that type of fight," Mayweather explained before analysing Maidana's performance in his last fight with Adrien Broner.
"Adrien Broner, if he was able to use his legs and he didn't have the mentality that he punches harder than everyone, he would have beat Maidana. But he got hurt; he got hurt early and he never recovered. And being that he never recovered, he was basically fighting with heart. He was fighting to survive. And the one thing that Maidana was doing was catch up to him and he would fake that punch to the body and go up to the head. He did it with his hook and his overhand right. Every time, he [Broner] would get caught with the same thing," Mayweather continued. "He would get caught with that because when Floyd shoulder rolls, Floyd is sideways. Adrien Broner stands right square in front of you. Even though he's doing the shoulder roll, he's not really doing the shoulder roll all the way because he would have to turn himself in that position all the way to the point where he is catching the punches. But if you standing square, you really a target. You just a target standing there to be hit."
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