Mayweather Vs. Maidana & Khan Vs. Collazo Predictions

The Moment is just hours away here the FCB team make their predictions for the main event and chief support.

Andrew McCart – @mccart3204

Mayweather Vs. Maidana

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, 10 time world champion Floyd Mayweather puts his WBC belt and undefeated record on the line against WBA champion and hard-hitting Argentinian Marcos Maidana.

Making a prediction for this fight is EASY… Floyd Mayweather by a wide points decision. The P4P King has been quoted saying that he will stand “TOE-TO-TOE” and “I’m not going to do a lot of moving when I get in the ring. I’m coming straight ahead.” But I just can’t see that happening. Mayweather will pot shot Maidana with one-twos before using his speed and superior footwork to stay away from the Argentinians big left hooks and looping right hands.

Maidana might have his moments when he has Mayweather pinned against the ropes, but again the American will use his famous shoulder roll and footwork to take minimal damage. Mayweather has shown a number of times in the last he can deal with pressure fighters, Del La Hoya and Cotto to name two, and he’ll deal with Maidana.

Prediction: Mayweather wide unanimous decision

Khan Vs. Collazo

The co-main event in Las Vegas on Saturday night sees Britain’s former unified 140lb world champion Amir Khan take on Brooklyn’s tough southpaw Luis Collazo.

I think that this fight will steal the show as it’s a real 50/50 fight and both Khan and Collazo always entertain and are hardly ever in full fights. Although Khan has been inactive for a year and Collazo is coming off an impressive victory over Victor Ortiz, I feel Khan with his speed will cause Collazo problems and if he boxes smart and doesn’t get dragged in to a brawl I can see Khan walking away with a points win. This is Khan’s first fight at 147, but looking at him he looks healthy at the weight and I think we’ll see Khan at his best possibly even scoring a knockdown.

Prediction: Khan close points decision

 

Paul Webb – @paulw725

Mayweather Vs. Maidana

Floyd finds himself in an usual position where he will earn over $30m dollars more than his Argentinian opponent Saturday night. The disparity in earnings underlines the gulf in class between the two and I don’t see the unbeaten record of Mayweather being troubled. Maidana best weapon is his over hand right a punch that has proven effective against the likes of Khan, Ortiz and Broner but he throws it wildly and Floyd will pick it fo with counters all night

1 stoppage in 8 years means I think the fight will see the full 12 rounds but Maidana won’t win many of them he is just to crude to wild to live with a technical genius like Mayweather

Mayweather wide unanimous decision

Khan Vs. Collazo

This is a real make or break fight for Bolton’s Amir Khan, if he wins he pretty much guarentees a shot at Mayweather if he loses he falls out of that elite world class level and for someone with such ability that would be a real shame. Collazo is a very tough fighter one look at him tells you that but he has often fallen short at the top level and too much is being read in to his win over Victor Ortiz.

Khan’s speed will be the difference in the fight and if he is capable of boxing rather than brawling he will easily outpoint the Brooklyn native. If they start slugging it out and Collazo connects than it’s a different story but Khan can be disciplined he knows whats at stake if he wins and if he loses.

Khan unanimous decision

 

Elliot Foster – @FreelanceFoz

Mayweather Vs. Maidana

Floyd Mayweather will make Marcos Maidana look like a novice, providing the fans with the masterclass that they all expect.

I can’t see Maidana, personally, putting a dent in the machine that is ‘Money’ and I expect him to make it 46 straight victories with another wide points’ decision.

Prediction Mayweather unanimous decision

Khan Vs. Collazo

Amir Khan’s vacant WBC Silver welterweight title and WBA International undercard fight with former Ricky Hatton foe Luis Collazo, however, provides a whole lot more intrigue and, should Amir win, it will potentially lead the Bolton man to the most lucrative fight — and payday — of his career — a fight against the man topping the card: Floyd Mayweather.

Collazo gave former British boxing hero Hatton a challenge in 2006 when the Manchester man secured a 12-round unanimous decision and the 33-year-old American could provide Khan with similar problems.

After being out of the ring for over 12 months, Collazo is the highest-risk fight that the former WBA and IBF light welterweight world champion could have taken and credit to him for that. He said, after receiving the disappointment that Mayweather had ultimately picked Maidana and not him, that Brits would be happy with the choice of opponent — but there have inexplicably been a number of discontented nay-sayers at the match who believe Khan could have made it harder for himself.

I don’t understand the slightest. Nevertheless, fight night at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning, live and exclusive on BoxNation, is set to be a night to remember — and with Adrien Broner also on the card, there is bound to be more spice.

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