Maidana also said he won the fight "because you can't win a fight by running." Hardly anyone else agreed, particularly the judges. Dave Moretti and John McKaie favored Mayweather 116-111, and Guido Cavalieri scored it 115-112. "He's beatable," said Maidana (36-5), who made $3 million. "If you're aggressive with him he doesn't know what to do. But he's fast on his feet, I can tell you that." FOR THE WIN Did Marcos Maidana bite Floyd Mayweather? Mayweather connected on 58% of his power punches and 51% overall. He also dodged all but 17% of Maidana's jabs and 22% of his overall punches. Maidana did stagger Mayweather with a right hand at the end of the third round, but it landed almost simultaneously with the bell.
This was only Mayweather's second rematch. In 2002 he squeaked out a win over Jose Luis Castillo, but won more strongly in the second fight. Inevitably Mayweather was asked about a date with Manny Pacquiao, a fantasy of fight fans for about eight years now. "I'm going to go back and talk with my team," he said. "If a Pacquiao fight presents itself, let's make it happen." Mayweather's six-fight deal with Showtime expires after two more fights.