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Mayweather remains undefeated with Maidana victory
Floyd Mayweather won two of the three judges over to win the unified WBC/WBA Welterweight title in a 12-round match against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) took two cards 117-111 and 116-112, with the other judge posting a score of 114-114 as he improved to 16-0 in fights that have gone to 12 rounds and the.
Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) dominated the early rounds as he had Mayweather on the ropes much of the time, but it wasn’t enough in his first defense of his WBA title.
This was the third fight for Mayweather out of his 30-month, six-fight deal worth $200 million-plus that Mayweather signed with Showtime and its parent network CBS last February.
On the under-card, former light-welterweight champion Amir Khan made an impressive debut at welterweight with a comprehensive points victory over Louis Collazo, improving his record to 29-3, with 19 wins inside the distance.
It was a brutal introduction to life at welterweight for the British boxer with the hard punching Collazo constantly applying pressure however Khan kept his nerve and refused to get involved in a street fight, picking off the former world champion with superior speed and power.
It was the first time in 12 months Khan had stepped into the ring after thinking he was next in line to fight Mayweather however Khan didn’t show any ring rust in what was his most accomplished performance of his career to date.
Khan can now only hope that he will finally get his shot at Mayweather and on last nights evidence he could very well be the one to end his unbeaten record.
In the earlier fight, Adrien Broner defeated Carlos Molina on points in a junior welterweight bout to take his record to 28-1, including 22 wins inside the distance.