For a second time in his 18-year-career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will rematch a fighter. Mayweather Jr. was a 14/1 favorite the last time he took on Marcos Maidana. This time around, Mayweather Jr. is 1/8 to walk away on top.
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The 37-year-old challenger has wasted no time establishing himself as a competent fighter over the course of his life and now holds the No. 1 welterweight title for a second time in four months.
Marcos Maidana should make adjustments when he faces off against 37-year-old Mayweather Jr. Maidana nearly scrapped his way to success last May, so this time he hopes to fight a cleaner, more fundamentally sound fight. After narrowly losing to the icon earlier in the year and having handedly defeated then-unbeaten Adrien Broner just last December, there’s no denying that Maidana is a force in the ring. A victory against Mayweather Jr. in this rematch would make him more than just a compelling betting option.
The safe money is on this bout lasting longer than 9.5 rounds. It went to a decision after 12 the last time, but +325 odds say the fight lasts less than 9.5 on September 13. Oddsmakers believe the most likely outcome will be a Mayweather Jr. victory by decision.