Updated 07:14 AM EDT, Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Mayweather vs Maidana 2: Argentine Boxer Reveals How He'll Take Down Money

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Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana has revealed how he is going to beat undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their rematch this month.

Maidana, who faced and lost to Mayweather in May, told Boxing News that he has already learned his lesson from their previous fight: his opponent is "extremely hard to hit."

The 31-year-old boxer said he is already "fired up" and is ready to connect his punches to Mayweather when they face off again inside the boxing ring.

"The first fight I think that my attack, the pressure, was very good, but I didn't do well with my distance control. I think I smothered a lot of my punches. I wasn't able to really catch him with good solid shots, being able to extend my punches, and that's one of the things that I'm working on. I don't really think I ever hurt him, but this time around if I get him with good solid shots I think I can hurt him," Maidana told Boxing News.

The report noted that Maidana was able send Mayweather against the ropes with his "strength and constant aggression" which also made Mayweather uncomfortable during their fight.

But the American champ was still able to clinch victory as Maidana's punches mainly bounced off Mayweather's shoulders and arms.

Maidana told Boxing News that he has been training to improve his performance and to land more powerful punches on his opponent.

"The way to counter that, his defensive moves with the shoulder roll and the arms and all that, I'm going to hit him there. I'm going to hit him in the shoulder. I'm going to hit him in the arms, and come eighth, ninth round he's going to be so tired from all the punches that he's not going to be able to defend himself anymore," he explained.

In a report by AFP which was reposted by GMA News, Maidana also expressed his dedication to beat Mayweather saying he will fight him starting from the sound of the opening bell.

"I'm preparing for anything. If he's going to run like a little bitch I'm going to have to chase him and I'm prepared to do that," he added.

For his part, Mayweather told Los Angeles Times that he has already dealt with a rematch in 2002 against Mexico's Jose Luis Castillo but still emerged victorious.

"I know I beat [Castillo] the first time. I out-boxed him. If you turn down the volume and don't listen to the announcers and [just] watch the fight, you will see that I won. They think he gave me a good fight, so I decided to give him a rematch. I clearly beat him easier the second time," Mayweather explained.

Will Money's magic still work on Maidana tha second time around?

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