Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after he outpointed Marcos Maidana in their September 13 rematch. The champion successfully defended his WBC/WBA Welterweight and WBC Junior Middleweight titles, moving his record to a flawless 47-0.
The bout lacked much action, with Floyd using his feet more as compared to the first bout when he stayed on the ropes and stood his ground. The only dramatic point of the fight occurred in round eight when Mayweather cried in pain to referee Kenny Bayless about Maidana allegedly biting his fingers through his heavily padded gloves. Most of the fight consisted of Floyd moving, throwing one shot at a time and then holding on until the ref broke up the fighters.
In the twelfth and final round instead of taking chances, Floyd literally ran around the ring to play it safe to avoid getting caught with a desperate final attack by Maidana. The official scorecards read 115-112, 116-111, 116-111 all in favor of Floyd Mayweather. Floyd seemed to have an easier time this fight but in the post fight interview he claimed he performed better in the first fight, even though he won by unanimous decision he gave himself a C grade in the rematch.
The topic of the long awaited Manny Pacquiao super-fight came up, and Floyd told Jim Gray that he is open to the fight being made but Pacquiao has an opponent (Chris Algieri) to worry about first before they can discuss such matters.
The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight could very well be crushed again should Chris Algieri pull off the upset and beat Manny Pacquiao on November 22. It lost some of its luster after Pacquiao was knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez, but regained steam when he put on two masterful performances against Brandon Rios and Timothy Bradley.
Should the fight happen they would have to work between networks because Manny is an HBO fighter and Floyd is a Showtime fighter, it would be similar to the type of agreement that HBO and Showtime came to when the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis super -fight happened, both networks worked together to promote and broadcast the Pay-Per-View event.