A powerful and beloved Argentinean, Maidana clearly bettered Adrien Broner in December to capture the WBA welterweight title.
According to the Associated Press, Maidana officially trumped the 24-year-old Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) by counts of 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109.
“El Chino” outworked Broner and floored the loudmouth in the second and eighth rounds.
Maidana, who is also a former junior welterweight titleholder, was far more active than Broner and landed crippling blows throughout the 36-minute fistfight.
“It was a tough fight against a difficult opponent who was younger and has his whole future ahead of him,” said Maidana, 30, who was selected as an opponent over Amir Khan. “I dropped him with a rare punch in round two. I didn’t practice it – I just saw an opportunity and took it.”
Comparatively, in a truly brilliant outing, Mayweather earned a majority decision over Mexican powerhouse Saul Alvarez on September 14 to gain the WBC light middleweight belt.
Although the 23-year-old Alvarez (43-1-1, 30 KOs) didn’t perform poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather landed flush shots that rattled and slowed the youngster.
“A few years ago I would have never imagined that I’d land the biggest fight in the sport,” said Maidana.
“I’m very happy. I’m enjoying the moment. This is the most important fight of my career. I understand the obligations that come with it, but I’m training as hard as I can while doing what is necessary for the promotion. All of the exposure motivates me to win for Argentina.”
Facing a defensive virtuoso and one of the premier pugilists in history, Maidana has absolutely “(landed) the biggest fight in the sport.”
Unfortunately for Argentina and “El Chino,” Floyd Mayweather will easily outscore Marcos Maidana and ruin the challenger’s career “moment” this weekend in Sin City.