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Boxing Picks: Mayweather vs Maidana Betting Odds

Mayweather vs Maidana Betting Odds have Mayweather -1000 ML. with 70% of boxing picks on “Money”

In a fight being billed as “The Moment” welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face top-contender Marcos Maidana, Saturday from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 11:30 PM ET. Mayweather vs Maidana Betting Odds have Mayweather as a 10 to 1 favorite with 70% of the early action on “Money”. Mayweather, 45-0, 26 KO’s, is coming off a decision win over Mexican star Canelo Alvarez 7 ½ months ago as a 3 to 1 favorite. Maidana, 35-3, 31 KO’s, upset previously unbeaten Mayweather protege Adrian Broner, via one-sided decision 4 ½ months ago as a 2 to 1 betting underdog. Our Boxing Picks staff broke down the two gloved scientists.  Mayweather vs Maidana Betting Odds have Maidana +800 (Bet $1000 to win $8000) at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: “Money” Mayweather has mastered his craft with the ability to box in a variety of styles. Mayweather is naturally a precision counter-puncher with outstanding timing and handspeed. Over the years, Mayweather has shown the ability to stand and trade at mid-range with sharp hooks and crosses. On the inside the deceptively strong “Money” can muscle foes with shoulders, elbows and accurate bodyshots. Mayweather’s multi-layered defense is a thing of beauty but he has shown a slight vulnerability to right hands and his chin is good but not great. From a conditioning standpoint, Floyd is a marvel at 37-years old with few rivals. Mayweather vs Maidana Betting Odds Over/Under is at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -305

Marcos Maidana: Maidana is true to his nickname “The Lion” as a blood-thirsty animal that relentlessly bludgeons foes with two-fisted assaults. The physically imposing Maidana is a heavy-hitter that chucks shots with bad intentions. Maidana uses subtle boxing skill to get inside and rough up opponents with debilitating bodyshots and roundhouse bombs upstairs. Maidana has a great chin and will to win with tremendous mental fortitude. On the downside, the Argentine catches too much leather for a world-class fighter and has only ordinary speed and athleticism.

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Boxing Picks Prediction: Maidana is as dangerous as any opponent “Pretty Boy” has faced but speed kills and Floyd has tons of it. Maidana will try to bring the fight to Floyd but will find his momentum stalled by Mayweather’s in-fighting skills. In the late rounds, Mayweather’s superior conditioning will help him distance himself on the scorecards as a tiring and frustrated Maidana fails to stain “Money’s” spotless record.

Boxing Picks Play: Over 9.5 Rounds -305 Moneyline

Mayweather vs Maidana Tale-of-The-Tape

Mayweather/Maidana

Ht. 5/7″1/2″ – 5’7″

Wt. 153 – 158

Age: 37 – 30

Reach: 72″ – 69″

 

 

 

 

brad marchetti

Brad "Einstein" Marchetti is a sports media member that has won various Sports Handicapping contests online and is CEO of Power Punches Publishing. Marchetti is regarded as one of the sharpest Football and Fight Handicappers in the country.

Sullivan Barrera Exclusive Interview

Sullivan Barrera Exclusive Interview: Unheralded Cuban standout Sullivan Barrera is about to make his presence known in boxing’s light- heavyweight division. The undefeated banger with a stellar amateur ledger is moving forward after a 23 month layoff, scoring a one-sided decision win over veteran Joell Godfrey, 16-10-1 two weeks ago.  With the win the 31-year old improved to 10-0 with 6 knockouts and is expected to have big fights on the radar in the near future. The talent rich 175 lb. division features champions Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson and Bernard Hopkins but Barrera says he is ready for all comers.

The 6’2″ Barrera has large caliber ammo in both barrels and has improved his boxing skills under the tutelage of famed New York trainer Milton LaCroix. The light-heavyweight division is rich in talent but the body-snatching Barrera could hold his own with the division’s best despite having boxed only 31 pro rounds. I caught up with star lightweight Yuriorkis Gamboa’s paisano at Punch Fitness fight gym in Miami.

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Sullivan Barrera Exclusive Interview

 

Q: Why were you inactive for 23 months prior to your recent win over Godfrey?

A: I was inactive because I had the same promoter as Yuriorkis Gamboa and when Yuriorkis Gamboa left to sign with 50 Cent’s company my promoter didn’t set up  any fights  for me out of spite.

Q: Before the layoff you won a decision over undefeated Damar Singleton (8-0) in the biggest fight of your career on NBC. You got the win but were unable to put the over matched fighter on the floor. How do you grade your performance for that fight?

A: I was not 100% for that fight because of a bad infection on my foot. The infection was so bad that I was unable to run. I took the fight on short notice and even with the infection I thought I could beat the guy.

Q:What have you been working on with your new trainer Milton LaCroix?

A: Although I have lots of amateur fights the pro’s are different. I was used to just attacking and trying to rip guys heads off but now i’m learning more subtle tricks. I’m learning how to sit back, slip shots and counter-punch more.

Q: (To Trainer Milton LaCroix) What improvements have you seen as a trainer?

A: He was used to leaning forward. Now he realizes he can sit back and hurt guys with the same power. His head movement is much improved. He also is starting to move with his legs and counter-punch naturally. He is moving in and out more. My style is to teach how to hit and not get hit. Because he has so many amateur bouts it is difficult to change old habits but the more I drill it into him the better he should be.

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Q: Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson and Bernard Hopkins are the champions at light-heavyweight. If you had your pick who would you fight?

A: Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins is old and with the pressure I would bring he would be unable to handle it. I would hurt him to the body and rough him up.

Q:You had over 300 amateur fights. What would you say was your best win as an amateur?

A: I almost sent Chad Dawson to the morgue. I beat the crap out of “Bad Chad”.

Q: What is your best punch?

A: Straight right-hand to the body.

Q: What would you like to say to your fans and supporters?

A: I’m always going to give the best I have when I’m in that ring. Oh, and Sullivan forever (laughs).

 

 

brad marchetti

Brad "Einstein" Marchetti is a sports media member that has won various Sports Handicapping contests online and is CEO of Power Punches Publishing. Marchetti is regarded as one of the sharpest Football and Fight Handicappers in the country.