Movement, footwork will be keys for Floyd in rematch


Posted at Jul 30 2014 01:11 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2014 09:11 PM

Footwork and constant movement will be the keys for Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he wants to succeed in his rematch against dangerous Argentine Marcos Maidana, according to his father and trainer, Floyd Sr.

Maidana was able to give Mayweather all sorts of trouble when they first fought last May by keeping the pressure on the American superstar and pushing him against the ropes multiple times.

Mayweather still won a majority decision, but it was a much closer fight than most pundits predicted.

Floyd Sr., speaking to HustleBoss, said he expects the second fight, scheduled for September 13, to be a different affair. []

"I think it's gonna be a much different fight this time. If Floyd wants the fight to be different, he's gonna have to do different things," he said. "Right now, I see him bouncing on his feet, something I haven't seen in a while."

"From what I'm seeing right now, if he does use his feet, then I think the fight can be really easy," Floyd Sr. added. "I think it's about adapting, and movement. His movement is definitely looking really good to me."

But Floyd Sr. wouldn't say that his son is "on point" already, with still more than a month to go before fight night.

He also said he and his son have not really discussed the first Maidana fight.

"We went through it a couple of times, but we don't talk about whether it was good or bad, or what was going on with him," said the trainer. "I am looking forward to this (second) fight."