Maidana: Broner is physically stronger than Floyd

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Posted at Mar 24 2014 05:34 PM | Updated as of Mar 25 2014 01:34 AM

Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana believes former world champion Adrien Broner is physically stronger than unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Maidana handed Broner the first loss of his career last year, for which he was eventually rewarded with a shot at Mayweather.

“I believe that Mayweather is not as strong as Broner,” Maidana said in an interview with Boxing Scene. “He is a better boxer (than Broner), but I think that he is not as strong.”

“I believe that because (when we fought), Broner felt very strong. I do not see Mayweather being like that,” he added.

Mayweather and Maidana will face off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.

Maidana has been confident that he can give Mayweather the first loss of his career the way he gave Broner his first defeat.

“I am going to train well,” said the Argentine. “I am going to go out there and fight without fear and without respecting him.”

“There are many boxers that when they are in the ring with Floyd, they are afraid. He is not going to intimidate me. I want to beat him. (Mexican boxer) Canelo Alvarez did not go after him. He didn’t do anything and allowed (Mayweather) to work,” Maidana added.

“I always go out to press my rival, to corner him, and to unload my punches. With Mayweather, I am going to do the same.”