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Sun, May-04-2014 06:29:15

Mayweather edges Maidana via majority decision


LAS VEGAS – It was Marcos Maidana's night even though Floyd Mayweather came out on top yet again. The gritty Argentine pushed the unbeaten Mayweather like he had been pushed few times before in his career, firing punches from every angle. Maidana threw more than twice as many punches – 858 to 426 – but Mayweather outlanded him by nine, 230-221. That was the slim difference in a majority decision for Mayweather on Saturday night before a sold-out and raucous crowd at the MGM Grand Garden. Judge Michael Pernick had it 114-114, but he was overruled by Burt Clements (117-111) and Dave Moretti (116-112), who had it for Mayweather.Mayweather claimed the WBA belt from Maidana and retained his own WBC belt with his 46th consecutive victory, but it was one of the toughest fights of his career.