Mayweather: I dominate but get close decisions, we need some new young judges
Floyd Mayweather is aiming for a more convincing win on the scorecards on Saturday night as the pound for pound king squares-off against Marcos Maidana for the second time in six months.
Back in May, the 37 year-old thought he pretty much dominated Madiana for a wide points victory, although the judges saw it differently in handing Mayweather a majority decision – with one official carding a draw.
The average press score for ‘The Moment’ was 115-113 to Mayweather, which would certainly back up the judges’ decision, although ‘Money’ says it could now be time for some fresh faces on the panel for future fights.
“Well, I don’t really know what I can do. Just like my fight with Canelo, I feel like I dominated that fight, but it was a split decision. I feel like when I fought Oscar De La Hoya I felt like I dominated Oscar De La Hoya, but that was a split decision. So the only thing I can do is walk in and fight,” said Mayweather.
“I think we’re in the mecca of boxing, and we have the best commission in the world, so we probably need some new, young judges.
“I think some of the judges now are a lot older and I think we need some new, young judges,” he added.
Mayweather’s last two fights have both been majority victories, with the Robert Guerrero win in May 2013 the most recent bout that Floyd was able to win a fight by four or more rounds. You’d have to go back to the 2009 triumph over Juan Manuel Marquez to find when Mayweather was last handed a shut-out verdict as Burt A. Clements gave him every round against the Mexican in a dominant display.
Rather than aiming for a one-sided fight, Mayweather is hoping to score a first stoppage since the controversial Victor Ortiz knockout in 2011. Prior to that, Mayweather have waiting four years to score a stoppage following his tenth round halting of Ricky Hatton in 2007.
Opponent Maidana, 31, has never been stopped in his career and is known to have a granite chin, so with Mayweather’s powers seemingly diminishing with age, it looks highly unlikely that anything other than a decision will occur this weekend.
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