Mayweather: Maidana needs a new trainer to have a chance
Floyd Mayweather stirred up trouble on the Chicago leg of the press tour for his upcoming rematch with Marcos Maidana by stating that the Argentinian should have made changes to his camp following their first clash in May.
The 37 year-old overcame Maidana via a majority decision in what was seen as Mayweather’s hardest test for some years, although the pound for pound king stated ‘Chino’ was far from capable of scoring a victory against him.
‘Money’ singled out Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia for criticism in a clear attempt to rile his opponent’s team ahead of their second clash in September, which once again takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“I’ve had some bumps and bruises, but I always stay on top. His camp needs to make major changes if they want to have a chance,” he said.
“My hand got raised so I don’t need to make any adjustments. He needs to probably get a new trainer if he wants to have a chance against me.”
The subject of a possible wager was also raised as Mayweather and Maidana took the podium at the Auditorium Theatre as the fighter’s jostled for position in the early exchanges.
“If he really feels like he won the first fight then he should bet his purse. He should put his money where his mouth is. But he knows he can’t beat me,” stated Mayweather.
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