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Mayweather vs Maidana: Marcos Maidana believes he has the power to knock out Floyd Mayweather

Marcos Maidana put Adrien Broner in the canvas in December, and now he believes his power will give him the ability to do the same to Floyd Mayweather on May 3.

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

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?

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