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Mayweather vs Maidana: Danny Garcia expects Floyd to outbox Maidana

Like most, reigning 140-pound champion Danny Garcia expects Floyd Mayweather will be able to outbox Marcos Maidana on May 3, but he doesn't think it will be easy.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The odds are stacked against Marcos Maidana, and a potential future Floyd Mayweather challenger doesn't see him faring better than any of Floyd's other recent opponents when the hard-hitting Argentine brawler takes on the pound-for-pound king on May 3.

Danny Garcia says that he doesn't think Maidana will be easy for Floyd, but he does expect Mayweather to box his way to another decision win:

"I think it's a good fight. Maidana is hungry. Every time you fight a hungry fighter, it's a dangerous fight, but I think Maidana is tailor-made for Floyd Mayweather. ... Floyd has good defense and good lateral movement. You can't really compare (Mayweather and Adrien Broner) because Broner is coming up and Floyd is an established veteran and superstar. Floyd is going to make (Maidana) miss and outbox him for 12 rounds. It won't be easy. It's going to be a good fight, but I expect Floyd to win by unanimous decision."

Garcia (27-0, 16 KO) has his own fight lined up for March 15, when he travels to Puerto Rico for the first time to face Mauricio Herrera. He last fought on the undercard of Mayweather's win over Canelo Alvarez, beating Lucas Matthysse and finally, firmly establishing himself as one of the sport's best, free of doubters.

The 25-year-old Garcia could potentially be an opponent for Mayweather as soon as September of this year, assuming Mayweather sticks to the 2013 fight plan of fighting on Cinco De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence weekend, generally considered the two biggest fight weeks of the year.

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