“We all know (Mayweather) is a great champion but I’m training hard for the best Mayweather,” said Maidana, 30, who was selected as an opponent over Amir Khan.
“I hit very hard. Every time I land a solid punch, I hurt my opponents and then I go for the knockout. That will be the case with Mayweather. When I hit him with a brutal shot, I will finish him!”
A powerful and beloved Argentinean, Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) 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.
“Mayweather is a much faster fighter (than Broner). He knows how to utilize the ring and is very well experienced,” said Maidana. “Broner has a similar style but is not the same fighter. Mayweather is more mature.”
Meanwhile, 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.
Mayweather’s a defensive virtuoso and one of the premier pugilists in history.
Accordingly, Maidana will be fortunate to ever “hit (Mayweather) with a brutal shot.”
In an extremely lopsided match, expect a “very well experienced” Floyd Mayweather to shutout Marcos Maidana on the cards next month in “Sin City.”