"I spoke with Marcos...Maidana agreed that he can never win a decision and even if he knocked him out the refs would count by small decimals to ten!"
Fighters are fighters. They keep it real.
Despite all the canned talk at the Mayweather-Maidana rematch press conferences, occasionally the truth shines through all the bull jive.
Marcos Maidana was chatting on Monday in New York City with a reporter from a small weekly paper from Queens and actually admitted he hasn't got any chance to beat Mayweather.
"I spoke with Marcos. He agreed that he can never win a decision and even if he knocked Floyd out the refs would count by small decimals to ten," the journalist laughingly revealed to me today.
"Marcos says he understands the business side of this fight. His only chance is a knockout where Mayweather is unconscious for two hours."
Of course, that's not going to happen. And we can certainly expect that Maidana will be forced to wear "pillow" gloves again like in the first fight, and he will be rewarded with another seven figure bonus for doing so, as has been reported about the first Floyd-Maidana exhibition.
So there you have it, Marcos Maidana has basically admitted on the record he has no chance to beat Mayweather in September.
Isn't it just astonishingly frustrating the direction to where Al Haymon, Mayweather and Showtime are taking our once beautiful, noble, honorable sport of boxing?
Now they're selling pay-per-view events where the one fighter openly admits he has no chance to win, while the biggest event in ring history - Pacquiao vs. Mayweather - can't be made because Mayweather and Haymon are terrified of losing all their leverage.
And while the Mayweather reality show rolls on, all the media plays along like stooges.