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.
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
Ht. 5/7″1/2″ – 5’7″
Wt. 153 – 158
Age: 37 – 30
Reach: 72″ – 69″