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Who won Mayweather Jr vs Maidana?
Floyd Mayweather Jr beat Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 114-114 in favor of winner Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBA belts on the line.
Mayweather Jr vs Maidana stats
Floyd Mayweather Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 45 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcos Maidana made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 31 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Maidana had a massive power advantage over Mayweather Jr, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Mayweather Jr's 58%.
Floyd Mayweather Jr was the older man by 7 years, at 45 years old.
Mayweather Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Maidana. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr & Marcos Maidana fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mayweather Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Maidana, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 204 more professional rounds, 397 to Maidana's 193.
Mayweather Jr vs Maidana form
Mayweather Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he Logan Paul on 6th June 2021 by in the 8th round at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tenshin Nasukawa on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Conor McGregor on 26th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Andre Berto on 12th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight, WBA Super World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Manny Pacquiao on 2nd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight, WBA Super World Welterweight, WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Mayweather Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Maidana's last 3 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mayweather Jr vs Maidana?
Floyd Mayweather Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Marcos Maidana made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.