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Maidana shows Mayweather is beatable

MAIDANA-PUNZHLAS VEGAS, May 5- Marcos Maidana didn’t get the victory he had hoped for over Floyd Mayweather, but he did establish a blueprint for future challengers to try and upset boxing’s pound-for-pound champ.

The Argentine boxer gave Mayweather all he could handle late Saturday at the MGM Hotel, turning their world title fight into a street brawl and causing some to wonder if Mayweather is more vulnerable to defeat than any other time in his 18-year professional career.

“Floyd looks beatable,” said British boxer star Amir Khan, who is hoping that his impressive showing on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard lands him a fight with Mayweather in the fall.

“He is getting older and showing a lot of mistakes that he didn’t used to do. It is a great time to catch him.”

Maidana, who came into the fight a 11-1 underdog, lost the majority decision but he won the respect of Mayweather. He did it by swarming the American every chance he could.

– Mayweather undefeated –

The 37-year-old Mayweather remained undefeated in 46 pro fights by outpointing Maidana to unify the welterweight division.

Mayweather retained his World Boxing Council crown and took the World Boxing Association belt away from the 30-year-old Maidana.

Maidana’s game plan was to show Mayweather no respect, keep him off balance and do whatever he could to win even if that meant breaking the rules at bit.

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Maidana landed 221 punches out of a total of 858 he threw. He landed more punches than any of the 38 previous Mayweather opponents tracked by Compubox.

Miguel Cotto also threw a lot of punches in his 2012 fight, but his mistake was trying to outbox the clever Mayweather instead of smothering him with rights and lefts.

Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia said during the build up to the fight they would model their game plan after the way Victor Ortiz fought Mayweather in September 2011.

Ortiz was hitting a visibly frustrated Mayweather with some solid punches before he dropped his guard to say something to the referee.

Mayweather seized that moment to hit Ortiz when he wasn’t looking, knocking him out in the fourth round.

Mayweather tried the same move against Maidana in the eighth round Saturday as the Argentinian was trying to get the attention of the referee Tony Weeks. But Maidana had done his homework, so was ready for it and dodged the punch.

– ‘I won this fight’ –

“Floyd did not fight like the man I expected him to,” Maidana said. “I definitely think I won this fight.”

Asked in the ring immediately after the fight if he would give Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) a rematch Mayweather replied, “Let’s do it again.” Then during the post-fight news conference, Mayweather shook the hand of Garcia on the podium and reiterated there would be a rematch.

But judging by his comments in the build up to the fight, Mayweather’s word might not be worth much.

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One moment he was talking about this being his last fight and the next day he would be discussing fighting more so he could cement his legacy.

Once the fight was over — and there were no more pay-per-view tickets to sell — he dismissed any talk of retirement.

One also has to wonder if all the distractions in Mayweather’s personal life didn’t have an affect on his preparation for this fight.

Mayweather, who earned $32 million for Saturday’s fight, is at the halfway stage of his six-fight contract with Showtime sports channel. If he keeps on winning and finishes the contract he would be 49-0, the same record as the legendary Rocky Marciano.

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  1. Monga

    July 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Mutua like Kalinzo. Full of watermelons. You don’t watch local news. Bure kabis.

    Monga

  2. Sam

    July 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Kweli Msemaji wa impunity, how will you know when you dont even know yourself. Watch TV and read news in the papers. Shame on you. Bure kabisa.

  3. Paul Njoroge

    July 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Seriously?

  4. Joe Okatch

    July 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    thats Mutua for you, don’t be shocked if he denies that the country is facing famine in the northern province.

  5. Otieno

    July 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Kwani this guy lives in which country? Everybody knows there is hunger!!!!!! Lying requires some intelligence. Kenyans are dying from hunger period!

  6. Love Wendo Mimo Upendo

    July 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    shame shame on him! even if he watches cable tv in his hse…the news is everywea!!!!!!!highest paid liar!!!!!

  7. John Robinson Njiruh

    July 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Pumwani has denied claims that Alfie Mutua was born there. Apparently it has emerged he was born in POOPmwani.

  8. alan mwendwa

    July 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    How now? Does this guy live in Kenya?

  9. Jack Onyando JaKabudho

    July 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Foolish comments….I’d rather resign than be used to communicate such lie…..in fact he needs to apologize to those starving Kenyans and those who have lost their loved ones coz of the biting famine.

  10. David Muba

    July 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Mr. Mutua, cant wait to see how you will get yourself out of this.. 

  11. Mnjuki

    July 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Changeyour ad to:” Najihurumia kutokuwa mkenya”

  12. Manemamane

    July 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Bure kabisa!

  13. gitonga

    July 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Mutua instead of speaking from Nairobi Why don’t you take a trip with the international journalist and NGO’s that you claim are blowing the drought out of proportion instead of watching CNN on cable TV and see for yourself if you cant be human atleast work for your  huge salary dude

  14. Kitty

    July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Really Alfred !

    • Maxkxs

      July 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

      No realy Alfraid.

  15. Moxaibra

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    This is shameful and INHUMAN come to garisaa and i will show you kenyans who are begging food from NGO’S serving the starving somali refugees. many of ethic kenyan somali’s have ended up in refugee camps to escape death  from hunger.

  16. Alnafula

    July 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Dr Alfred Mutua, I think you have the hardest job in this world. So you are saying it is all lies, no Kenyan has died from hunger???? So the images we are seeing on local TV (leave alone cable TV) are doctored. I want to laugh but I won’t because it is a very serious issue. God help you, God help Kenya. 

  17. Scanfish

    July 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Mutua, for once please think before you open your mouth, and to think you are a so called ‘Doctor’ of communication! Your cruel, primitive arrogance and insensitive views are even not worth commenting on.

  18. apache

    July 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I ask the same question with Mutua where are the Kenyans dying of hunger and yet the government’s work is just to line up the pockets of its senior officers with money stolen from selling our maize, our fuel and other forms of corruption. Mutua does not need to know where the dying Kenyans are since he takes home a five figure salary…now kenyans you know why our people are dying. simple lack of leadership. am ashamed of this government. if Mutua had any self respect today he would have resigned. His statement is an insult to Kenyans.

  19. Roselynrosi

    July 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    For someone who replace flowers with stones along Uhuru Highway…this is the epitome of how selfish and unrealistic this government is. Was he even listening to himself whilst saying that? What has the government done with teh so called 10 billion set aside… This is utter shame!

  20. Saimz Muiruri Simon

    July 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

     Give us a break…

  21. Swafidat

    July 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    the audacity he has

  22. Mwangalendo

    July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    As if hunger is not enough punishment, now we have a government that HEARS no cries of hungry children, SEES no desperation in the eyes of the starving while the body count continues to pile up and SPEAKS that there is no hunger in Kenya yet the whole world is mobilizing to feed the hungry in the Horn of Africa, Kenya Included. 

    With such an insensitive government spokesman, no wonder we continue to be the laughing stock of the world

    • Mwangimbao

      July 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      True this is the most stupid thing I have ever heard the government spokesman say,he cant even see for himself that some of those malnourished kids can hardly survive the next 48 hours and he has the tenacity to open his mouth and talk

  23. Yori Bracket

    July 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I agree with Dr. Mutua, these NGOs and int’l bodies function on the illusion of a crisis. Whenever money is short they create a pandemic – mara Aids, mara drugs, tse tse flies, drought etc. Open your eyes and remove your blinders

    • Washikab

      July 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

      yori……shame on you

      • Yori Bracket

        July 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

        Can you please tell me why I should be ashamed of expressing my opinion? What is yours? Why should be be feeding and housing Somalis that are breeding like rats when their country has NEVER produced enough to feed them. Breeding retards who will grow up with malnourished brains to hijack ships and blow up what we have built! Why should gava or I feed anyone? Breed brats that you can feed or legalise abortion. nkt

  24. kenyan_boy

    July 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    “government does not have an official report”……“We are asking anybody who has information of a confirmed death due to starvation to let us know; the government needs that information because it is very wrong for a Kenyan to die or starve whereas there is food in the country,”  OMG! i’m lost here….! PATHETICALLY RETARDED!! makes me feel like throwing up!

    • Drose2003

      July 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      kenyan boy am wit you,i swear am fuming wit anger wat type of BULLSHIT is this dat he is saying& of all the tings dat he can sei& he is a govt spokesman of all the tings, am out of words&he should act his age&stop being so simple-minded.

  25. Yori Bracket

    July 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Kumbe this is how you journalists misquote people?! I watched the video clip and what Mutua said is completely different from your sensationalised headline. Shame on you

  26. Kevroyal Keen Mgenge True

    July 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    this is irrespectable, uncouth and in human for an entire GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN to preach and pontificate in public blitz on such a matter..such a statement makes it certain that ‘kuji vunia mkenya man’ is now an appendage of the political class..A MAN EAT MAN SOCIETY. shame on you MUTUA.

  27. muniu

    July 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    when was the last time Dr. Mutua visited northern part of Kenya? No wonder the government can  not get anything right. We can see starving people on TV. Or may be they are just faking to be hungry.

  28. Bernandot

    July 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Dr Mutua should not be blamed for denying what is actually happening.  He has never missed a meal in his Nairobi lavish home and rarely travels to not only the hard hit turkana region, but to his native ukambani which is also starving to death.

  29. Fidelis1927

    July 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This is shameful.  Kenyans need food urgently, not politics.  Alfred , remember God is watching.

  30. Muguro Roba

    July 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    One person starving is too many!

  31. Washikab

    July 29, 2011 at 5:01 am

    shame shame shame shame Mutua.Dont you watch news????I dont blame you.God forgive the Governement.One day God will Judge us.

  32. Felixasoaamakomere

    July 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

    DOCTOR we dont blame you,thats why you are a doctor and unajivunia kuwa mkenya.we are looking forward to the time wakati utaamuka kutoka kwa usingizi.In my opinion i thing unatumiwa lakini tunashukuru kwani unatekeleza jukumu lako. keep up……..   

  33. Paul Ndungu Kariuki

    July 29, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Will we ever get anything right the first time in Kenya. We live in denial. First the Government said farmers are hoarding Maize because the have no need for money or is it a reason to sell. Then it turn out that even millers are finding it difficult to keep the mills open because of lack of maize. The Government has now allowed importation of even GMO Maize because there simply no enough Maize in the country.  Lack of information or denial of facts leads to poor planning. No wonder drought has become a perennial problem in the country. We need a complete change of our mindset especially if you hold a public office.

  34. George Henry Wahome

    July 29, 2011 at 5:38 am

    watu wanalala njaa kila wakati…blah blah blah…na kunachakula nchini. come on Dr. do you hear how contradicting your statement is? in essence guys sleep hungry as a choice.

  35. Shotoh

    July 29, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Dr. Mutua or whatever, I think you are an embrassment to the Kenyan People.  Can you gracefully quit your job and go and direct other things!!!! When we are all heartbroken from seeing what’s happening to God’s people, you are talking casually as if nothing is happening.  It hurts until the nerve seeing you talk like that!!!!!!

  36. Maxkxs

    July 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Where’s the like button for the whole site?!

  37. Jzulan

    July 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

    You sould be the one giving us the statistics. NKT

  38. Awinor

    July 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Lets forget the selfish politicians and do our bit in helping our fellow Kenyans. The Dr Mutuas and the rest are so caught up in their own importance to be able to see what our fellow Kenyans are going through…Tuendelee kuchanga through 111111!!

  39. betty lellmett

    July 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

    i partially agree with Dr mutua,the situation worsened when somalis came in lakini before it was manageable.

  40. David Muba

    July 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Dr. Mutua Kibonzo

  41. Papakish

    July 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

    mtua is a goverment puppet with no human feelings 

  42. Stephenkamau

    July 29, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Oh! Please have a doctor present to watch and verify that  the person died of hunger not old age or disease. Then I will believe you. It is nice to say that perched atop KICC, with a 800,000 monthly salary.Plus 24 hour security and limousine, and lunch ordered from Grand Re on the tax payers tab. Look at his face, he has even gained some good weight! He is full and healthy.

  43. kenyakesho

    July 29, 2011 at 8:58 am

  44. Maxkxs

    July 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The guilty conscience of voting in 2007 still haunts me. Where’s the government?! My TAX! These are the people we contribute to their salaries thru tax? Then they hide the food, compromise transport, fuel distribution…everything! We got mafias in our parliament, a country led by cartels.

  45. Jkokoth

    July 29, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Even the journalists were too shocked to write down any notes…Is this guy listening to himself as he speaks??? Did he actually PREPARE this speech? Well, I have my sniper rifle being delivered later today and I have my first perfect target!

  46. johny

    July 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    mutua u shuld instead take a trip to trukana n stop talkin frm wat u even avn’t xperiensd nor seen yet u so confident saying it..u pissd many kenyans n mo so i blv n the process of the trip consider pasing by ukambani n realise how worse it is even on ur hmland!!

  47. J candie

    July 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Dr. Mutua should stop theories & face practicals by visiting dadaab  and Turkana.regions .

  48. Maxkxs

    July 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Doctor, does anyone has to tell you that your hands are dirty and still washing them with blood?! Its unfortunate you’ve become an icon of blemish for our government and most people despise you. Much respect if you resign now! Our government has put you and still putting you deep into much darkness!

  49. Nyaxi

    July 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    quite shocking n extremely annoying. why does mutua have to rub insult to injury. some advise nothing to say, just shut up.

  50. Lucas

    July 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Mutua is a fucking retard. They all are.  I would want to shoot you right between your beady eyes. Moron!

  51. Cmbitiru

    July 30, 2011 at 3:24 am

    dr. mutua doesn’t get it. the issue is not food shortage. the issue is that people who need the food don’t get the food that is availabe. ask wfp. it always asks for money to buy food that’s in warehouses some place.
    mbitiru

  52. chichi

    July 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    This is total TOTAL bulshit!!!!!!!!!! they should make a turn to north kenya one day and spend a weekend then bring all this bubugaga to our ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which food is he talking about? Even middle class are suffering the prices of a packet of maize! Fuck this!!!! i should get only ten minutes with this Goat and ill give hima piece of my mind!!! After that we see if he will want to continue saying what he is saying!!!!!! crap!

  53. Sunshynbee

    July 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    ok reaaallly??//isnt that what your supposed to be doing finding out the severity of the situation and dealing with it accordingly when the nation decides to do something that the government should be at the forefront doing then you want information from the citizens shouldnt you have better resources to have that information.this is a shameful pity,..how do you sleep at night?!

  54. Mohwawirah

    July 31, 2011 at 7:14 am

    tukishawaambie wale wamefariki mtafanya nini…..nkt u insensitive morons!!!!

  55. Kellya

    July 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Forgive him Father for he knoweth not what to speaks and he advocates for lies. shower us with rain so we  rely and dependnot  on greedy, blind leaders. Amen!

  56. Maseno

    August 9, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Dr. Mutua ,
    As a Kenya i like you as a government spokesman but dislike  you  your inability to weigh what to give to the public. Sure the best news a press person  can releases to the public are the photographs and live covered speech from the presenter. DR. Mutua can you stand and swear that no one has died of hunger in Kenya? Are you living in UK and working in Kenya ?.You are a total embarrassment to the government of Kenya and i think these was the reason why you said one time that “now”President Obama Barrack is a junior senator and cannot lead America. If His Excelence the president (Kibaki) and Hon. Prime minister Raila are happy of you and cannot tame your tongue than Kenya is in  a total mess as they declared hunger that is scavanging kenyan’s calling for  internation AIDS , a senior servant  of your cadre declares that there’s enough food and money in Kenya .Was it not for this press you say are liers that have saved the situation alerting  for  the public to donate whatever they can.I remind you that your post is ending with this regime as Kamba’s wait for your gradual fall  home  DR. MUTUA WHO IS FOOLING WHO ?
    Maseno

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