A boxing match between unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather and Britain’s Amir Khan would be a boring affair, claimed Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana even as he promised to give fans an exciting battle on May 3.
Maidana and Khan were Mayweather’s two options for his May 3 fight date, and the American eventually chose the hard-hitting Argentine, who is coming off a star-making victory against the erstwhile unbeaten Adrien Broner.
Speaking to RingTV, Maidana expressed his belief that Mayweather had made the right decision.
“I think Khan versus Mayweather could have been a very boring fight,” said Maidana, adding, “They’re both boxers, and neither of them attack.”
Maidana said he plans to be on the attack come fight time, when he tries to be the first boxer to defeat Mayweather despite being a massive underdog.
“Every time I come into a fight with a good opponent, I’m always the underdog, I’m never the favorite,” Maidana told Boxing Scene as he shrugged off the long odds against him. “That doesn’t matter, because I like to give surprises.”
While he acknowledged that Mayweather is a “great champion,” Maidana was also quick to say that he is preparing hard for their fight and is confident that he can hurt the American.
“Every time I fight a good opponent and I catch him with a good shot, I hurt him and I could knock him out,” said Maidana, who has won 31 fights by stoppage.
“With Mayweather, I expect to catch him with a good shot, and I feel I’m going to hurt him too,” he said.