Marcos Maidana is a massive underdog against Floyd Mayweather for their May 3 Showtime pay-per-view bout, but the Argentine slugger is trying to ignore the odds and focus on his perceived advantage in the fight: his knockout power.
Maidana (35-3, 31 KO) got the fight after dropping Adrien Broner twice en route to an unanimous decision upset win in December, and hopes to do the same with Mayweather -- though more likely than not, to win, he's going to need a KO.
"I respect him very much as a boxer. He chose me. He must know that I earned this position, that I deserved the opportunity. I earned it with my last four fights. To beat him, it is necessary to fight with everything. Robert García, my trainer in the United States, has been a big help to me. In the last fight, he made corrections [with me]," Maidana said.
"I wanted to earn this fight to remain in the history of Argentine boxing. That's why I wanted this fight very much. It is a very big opportunity for me. I believe that with the type of punches that I throw, I can knock him out."
We've heard this all before, and heard that guys would pressure Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) and stop him with their power, but do you think Maidana has a better than normal chance? Keeping in mind that the normal chance is pretty terrible itself?