Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the official announcement on Tuesday picking Marcos Maidana over Amir Khan for the huge fight scheduled on May 3, 2014 potentially at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For former boxing great Shane Mosley, it was the right decision for boxing saying that Maidana’s style could be difficult for the undefeated American pound-for-pound champion.
“I think the style of Marcos Maidana might be a little harder for Floyd to fight,” Mosley shared to hustleboss.com. “Marcos Maidana, he’s kind of awkward.”
“I think Marcos Maidana has an awkward style, where he throws punches, not traditionally,” added Mosley “And that might give Floyd more of a problem than maybe Amir Khan that throws punches straight forward. Floyd dips off the link a lot and it might be kind of hard for Amir Khan to get any type of shot in.”
The choice also left British boxer Khan at a loss for words but enough to state on Twitter that they felt disrespected by Team Mayweather.
No response from Mayweather or his team. Fights not happening. I should of taken the title fight last December against Alexander...
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) February 21, 2014
Very disrespected by his team. Wasted my time — Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) February 21, 2014
Maidana has a 35-3-0 win-loss-tie record and will try to deal Mayweather (45-0-0) his first loss. Maidana four bouts have been impressive with wins over Adrien Broner (via unanimous decision); Josesito Lopez (TKO); Angel Martinez (KO); and Jesus Soto Karass (TKO).
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