Floyd Mayweather expecting 'wild and dirty' fight from Marcos Maidana in Vegas rematch
Last Updated: 08/09/14 9:09pm
Floyd Mayweather is expecting Marcos Maidana to be 'wild and dirty' when the old rivals meet again in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Mayweather improved his perfect record to 46-0 with a majority decision over Maidana in their first meeting in May, a bout in which he felt the Argentinian fighter did 'a little bit of everything'.
Maidana has already urged his opponent "to stop crying and just fight" in their rematch, but Mayweather plans to go about his business as usual when he defends his WBA and WBC titles at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
"I just have to go out there and just be me and be first," the five-division world champion said.
"I can't really say how the fight is going to play out, but I'm pretty sure he's going to be once again extremely dirty and wild. My job is to keep everything under control the best way that I can.
"The (first) fight was not close. He came out, he won the first round, I won the second round, he won the third and the fourth, and from the fifth on he lost every round.
"If you guys notice, I got tackled, the guy tried to knee me, I got a head butt, there were rabbit punches, there were low blows and the list goes on and on.
"He did a little bit of everything. That night I had to do two jobs; I had to be the boxer and referee, so I had to do two jobs.
"My job is to prepare for everything all around the board, but I'm going to let the referee do his job and be fair to both parties.
"I'm just going to let the fight play out like it plays out and go out there and do what I do best. If a knockout presents itself, of course I'm going to take full advantage of a knockout.
"I always find a way. Whether I am 26 or 37, I still find the way to win."