On Saturday night, Maidana produced a benchmark performance in overpowering the heavily-favored Adrien Broner inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. on Showtime’s airwaves.
Scoring knockdowns in rounds two and eight while dishing out heavy punishment in many of the others, Maidana fought a poised and determined fight in the face of the man many had been referring to as one of the future staples of the sport.
The future is now bright for the 30-year old newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion and 2014 brings the promise of meaningful fights for the Argentinean.
As mentioned, some have even gone as far as to fancy a Maidana matchup with the sport’s pound for pound king Mayweather, who is looking sharp as ever coming off of dominating victories over Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez this year.
During the 9th annual Watson Celebrity Basketball Game in Northridge, Calif., Mayweather could be found playing host to the event as he spoke to the media and later took the court to play some ball.
Prior to the game, HustleBoss.com reporter Mohamed Ali caught up with former junior middleweight champion Austin Trout and current WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia to get their thoughts on a Mayweather-Maidana clash.
Garcia seemed disinterested, if anything, when giving his view.
“Anything can happen,” Garcia stated. “I’m not a promoter. I’m not a matchmaker. My job is just to fight. It is what it is.”
Trout seemed to be caught off guard more so that Garcia, and feels that Maidana hasn’t quite earned a shot at the game’s top dog just yet.
“I don’t know, man,” Trout stated. “Floyd could fight whoever he wants and it’s going to be a good fight. I don’t know if that was enough to get a Floyd fight. I don’t make the decisions; it’s not my job.”
Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com