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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, and Jeff Mayweather.
The subject was the rematch between the 37-year-old Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and the 31-year-old Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), which takes place Saturday, September 13, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the welterweight division, and will be for Mayweather's WBA welterweight belt and WBC welterweight and super welterweight belts.
It will be shown live on Showtime Pay-Per-View in the U.S., BoxNation in the U.K., Main Event Pay-Per-View in Australia, and many other networks around the world, as well in many movie theaters.
This will be only the second time in his career that Mayweather will be having a rematch, and an immediate rematch at that. In his first fight with Maidana, on May 3 of this year, Mayweather won a majority decision, although most observers had him winning the fight comfortably. Still, Maidana did unexpectedly well in the early rounds, and it took Mayweather some time to adjust to the pressure and power of Maidana. This reminded many of the only other time Mayweather had a rematch, in 2002 with Jose Luis Castillo.
Mayweather, the highest paid athlete in any sport in the world, remains a heavy favorite to win this rematch, and up his record to 47-0.
We spoke with both Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana on their recent media conference calls about what to expect in this rematch. We also heard comments from Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, which is co-promoting this fight with Golden Boy Promotions.
In addition, we got comments on this fight from Jeff Mayweather, a former boxer and current trainer who is Floyd Mayweather's uncle, after the Bellator MMA show this past Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
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