Mayweather earns tough split decision win over Maidana

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E Sports) – Floyd Mayweather captured the WBA and WBC welterweight world championship with a majority decision win Saturday over Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand.

Bert Clements had it 117-111 and Dave Moretti scored it 116-112, both for Mayweather, while Judge Michael Pernick scored it 114-114.

Mayweather raises his record to 46-0 with 26 knockouts while Maidana falls to 35-4 with 31 knockouts.

Maidana, a 10-to-1 betting line underdog, attacked from the opening bell and pressed Mayweather into the ropes.

It took Mayweather some time to adjust, especially after he suffered a cut at the end of the fourth round that he claimed was from a Maidana headbutt. Maidana said it was from a punch and openly protested the decision.

“I definitely think I won this fight,” Maidana said. “Floyd didn’t fight like a man like I expected him to. He dominated a few rounds, but a majority of them I dominated.”

Mayweather stated he was open to an immediate rematch.

Maidana countered that he’s the one that has to give the rematch because he won the fight.

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