It’s in Maidana best interest to be in a slugfest with Mayweather, so it is worth a shot for him to try to get under Mayweather’s skin. Here is what he had to say to Mayweather on his media conference call.
“I’m preparing for anything. If he’s going to run like a little b*tch I’m going to have to chase him and I’m prepared to do that.
“It’s difficult to knock out Floyd because he runs but I will try my best and we will see what happens. I want him to stand and fight like a man. Stop crying like a little b*tch and fight.”
Boxers have been saying this since the beginning of time, it’s best to ignore it and do what you need to do to win the fight.
Mayweather isn’t a runner, a lot of casual boxing fans think any type of movement in the ring is running. You have to pay a little more attention, because movement can be used as effective defense to set up counter punching.
Mayweather is getting older, so I do believe he tries to conserve a little more of his energy by hanging out on the ropes, but that allows fighters like Maidana to steal rounds just because they are more active.
I believe you will see a Mayweather who moves more and who won’t allow Maidana’s offense to get started as he cruises to a decision.