We take a look at one particular exchange between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana’s first bout in 2014.
1. In this short, notice how Floyd draws Maidana by leaning his upper body forward creating the illusion that he is in range even though his lower body is clearly not. Even Floyd’s gloves stick out off the face just a bit more than normal to make the distance appear shorter. This is the token position Floyd pull counters or throws lead rights from. While from the side angle we can more easily tell Floyd is leaning forward, from Maidana’s position distinguishing the depth is more difficult.
2. Floyd once again shows his defensive responsibility and focus by aborting the right hand counter mid flight after seeing Maidana react just a little too quickly. This is the level of awareness of Floyd Mayweather.
3. We particularly like this exchange because multiple hard and fast punches from both fighters are thrown, countered and slipped and yet nothing lands at all. It’s an extremely high level of boxing on display.
4. While we couldn’t fit it all in this short, the minute leading up to this particular exchange we see lots of baiting and traps set by both fighters. Floyd stepping, leaning in with his chin exposed and Maidana trying to draw Floyd’s pull counter with light jabs and feints to counter with his own. It’s a beautiful display of intelligent boxing.
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