WBC welterweight and super welterweight Champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, is the favorite to win the re-match against Argentina’s Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but try telling intensely loyal Latino and Latina fans that. They were out in force to warmly welcome their industrious idol from Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina on Thursday. Maidana generated a real expectant buzz on his way to the ring, installed in the lobby of the MGM Grand Garden Hotel .
“I want to thank to all Latino, Argentinian , Mexicans and Filipino fans for their support. I will dedicate the victory to you. Mayweather is not what he seems. I already had him on the ropes in the first fight and now I’m more prepared to win,” said Maidana. An hour after the arrival of “Chino” in ambled Mayweather, who lives just down the road. He reported himself in tip top condition insisting he could fight 15 rounds against Maidana.
The American (46-0, 26 KOs) will look to repeat his last May 3rd victory in this Saturday’s rematch. Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will have another twelve rounds to chase a unique victory.
Story courtesy of wbcboxing.com