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Two weeks to go for Marcos Maidana and according to his camp it appears that the Argentine is right on schedule for a peak performance on May 3rd. Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, is a heavy underdog against the fighter most consider the pound for pound best in the world, Floyd Mayweather.


Maidana and Mayweather appear on Showtime's All Access which will premiere tomorrow, April 19th.


His supporters point to the fact that Maidana successfully cracked the defense of Broner whose fighting stance is similar to that of Mayweather. Maidana, however, is astute enough to realize that Mayweather presents an entirely different array of problems. In an article on, he is quoted as saying that two boxers are different style and technique-wise. He notes that Broner's style is the same only when it comes to the defensive guard. "El Chino" is watching video on Mayweather and is preparing a strategy accordingly.


It has been noted that this is Maidana's first tussle on the big stage but he appears to be taking it all in stride. He concedes that this fight is bigger than any other fight he's had before but that it is all a part of going up in levels...stepping up from Victor Ortiz, to Amir Khan, Broner and now the big show with Mayweather.


“He's (Mayweather) not an extraterrestrial boxer or from another world, he's a common fighter,” said Maidana.


Maidana thinks that conditioning will be the key to victory in this bout and he is working with Alex Ariza. Ariza, who has been deemed as “shady” by his former employer Freddie Roach, stirred up some controversy during Maidana's fight with Broner after it was alleged that he used smelling salts in between rounds to give Maidana a boost.






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