VIDEO ALERT: “MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA” FIRST FIGHT RECAP
“Electrifying.” “Suspenseful.” “A brawl.” Those are just a few of the superlatives chosen by the experts to illustrate the first showdown between 11-time World Champion Floyd Mayweather and Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana. Arguably the toughest 36 minutes of the pound-for-pound champ’s career, fans at MGM Grand and across the world were anticipating a rematch immediately after Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced Mayweather’s close split-decision victory. Check out this recap of their first encounter and the ensuing post-fight press conference to relive the drama as we inch closer to “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2”, Saturday, Sept. 13, LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV®.
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“MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBA Welterweight Belt and WBC Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Titles takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts and “The Equalizer” in theaters Sept. 26. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) and is the fourth fight of a six-fight deal between Mayweather and Showtime Networks Inc. In the co-main event, Leo Santa Cruz defends his WBC Super Bantamweight Title against Manuel Roman in a 12-round bout and Miguel Vazquez faces Mickey Bey in a 12-round bout for the IBF Lightweight World Championship. In the PPV opener, Alfredo Angulo squares against James De La Rosa in a 10-round middleweight bout (162 lbs.). The event will be available in Spanish through secondary audio programming (SAP).