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Boxing: Floyd Mayweather's best offence against Marcos Maidana is clever defence

Published on May 2, 2014 3:54 PM
 
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and WBA champion Marcos Maidana pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on April 30, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has what he considers the ideal strategy when he puts his perfect record on the line on Saturday against power-puncher Marcos Maidana. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has what he considers the ideal strategy when he puts his perfect record on the line on Saturday against power-puncher Marcos Maidana.

"The game plan is to stay in the pocket. Make the guy miss and make the guy pay," says Mayweather, who is the highest paid athlete in North American sports, earning an estimated US$85 million (S$106 million) a year according to Forbes Magazine.

The 37-year-old undefeated American will be a 12-1 favourite when he defends his World Boxing Council 147-pound crown against the World Boxing Association champ Maidana in a unification bout at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Mayweather has won championship belts in five divisions and remained undefeated in 45 career fights.

 
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