Mayweather Floors Maidana In Welterweight Bout

Floyd Mayweather remains the WBA and WBC welterweight boxing champion after a unanimous points victory over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.
It extends five-weight world champion Mayweather’s unbeaten run to 47 fights.
In just the second rematch of his 18-year career, the 37-year-old American emerged as a comfortable winner on all three judges’ scorecards.
During the eighth round, Mayweather accused Maidana of biting him on the wrist, a charge the Argentine denied.
The incident happened while the pair were in a clinch near the centre of the ring during their feisty encounter.
“We were tangled and I didn’t realise what it was,” said Mayweather. “Then I saw that he bit me. After the eighth round my fingers were numb, I couldn’t use my left hand”.
Two judges scored the 12-round contest 116-111 and the third had it 115-112 for the champion, who was a heavy favourite coming into the bout after winning their first fight by a majority decision in May.


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