Mayweather discusses Maidana

March, 1, 2014
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Other than a singular tweet earlier in the week announcing that his May 3 opponent would be fellow welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana, followed by one quote in a news release on the Showtime PPV fight, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. hasn't had much to say about the fight.

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Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy PromotionsMarcos Maidana, thanks to an upset victory over Adrien Broner in December, became the winner of the May 3 sweepstakes to face Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But he did consent to an interview with Showtime's Steve Farhood on Friday night's edition of "ShoBox: The New Generation" in Verona, N.Y. Mayweather was at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino because his Mayweather Promotions was putting on the card.

"Maidana has had a lot of great wins lately," Mayweather said of the Argentine slugger, who most recently won a world title by upset decision in a dominant performance against Mayweather pal Adrien Broner on Dec. 14. "This is a very difficult fight for me. This is a guy I can't overlook.

"Each and every time Marcos Maidana goes out there he gives it his best. I know I have to go out there and be at my best. I will sit down with my father [and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr.] and go over a brilliant game plan and hopefully this training camp goes well."

"[Maidana's] tough. He's a champion just like I'm a champion, so when you bring the two together you get nothing but excitement. I must push myself to the limit, and May 3, The Money Team will be ready."

Surely Mayweather will have much to say in the coming weeks as the promotion kicks into high gear for the fight, which still does not have a set venue, although the MGM Grand in Las Vegas almost certainly will land it over late challenger Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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