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Legendary Argentine boxer and the World Boxing Council or the WBC Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has admitted that he was really taken by surprise after hearing that Pound for Pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to fight the hard hitting Marcos Maidana in his next fight on the 3rd of May because he considers his compatriot as a really tough fight for the 36 year old American.
According to the legendary boxer, the kind of pressure that Maidana will be putting on Floyd throughout the twelve rounds of their bout will be constant and without any stoppages and he doesn’t feel that the unbeaten American is in the kind of shape he once was to endure that kind of punishment.
He said that it is indeed going to be a tough fight for Floyd Mayweather Jr. without ever doubting his capabilities as a fighter and his greatness inside the ring. But Martinez did admit he was surprised Money took the match on because Maidana is like a machine and he will be relentless and will continue to attack and he believes he might just create perhaps the biggest upset in recent memory by beating the undefeated WBC Welterweight champion.
But these claims from Martinez could also be interpreted as him just trying to raise the hopes of a country which doesn’t give much of a chance for their own fighter against a legendary figure like Floyd Mayweather Jr. but Martinez thinks his compatriot can do the unthinkable.
Maidana does have a four fight winning streak going for him now as he heads into the MGM Grand for the fight against Money but he will also know that the cards will be stacked against him during the entire duration of the match and a decision loss would be a commendable effort.