Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Marcos Maidana: The Ultimate Guide

Never forget where you came from, not even if you’re making millions of dollars from a pay-per-view. Just a piece of advice, totally unrelated to this post’s featured image of young Marcos Maidana. Anyway — you’re generally not a big boxing guy but have heard a bit about Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana and want to sound like you know what you’re talking about? Or you are big into boxing and want one place that consolidates a great deal of information? This is the post for you, my friend. This is where we round up all the links, all the information and all the salacious gossip relating to Saturday night’s big PPV.

First of all, you should probably check out all the coverage that we’ve done right here on The Queensberry Rules. Tim Starks, the head honcho round these parts, offered a very good primer on the fight, as well as an analysis of the strengths of both boxers and a final preview and prediction. I previewed the undercard and rounded up the staff and asked them about their views of the main event, while Andrew Harrison did a more in-depth analysis of Amir Khan and his chief supporting bout with Luis Collazo.

This pay-per-view is on Showtime, so they don’t do the cool Greatest Hits packages like HBO does, but luckily there are still some excellent highlights packages on YouTube and whatnot. Showtime isn’t exactly dropping the ball, though, and have a huge collection of videos on their YouTube channel, including full fights from both men, as well as episode one, two and three of their All Access infomercial/documentary series (I get sick of making infomentary-style portmanteus).

The card is going to cost you $65 if you like pixels (standard definition) and $75 if you don’t (high definition). The start time for Mayweather vs. Maidana will be around 9 p.m. ET (which I believe is 6 p.m. PT, but I’m just an Australian), though I wouldn’t expect the main event to come on before midnight. There’s no rebate being offered if you purchase delicious Mexican beer, as far as I know, which often happens when there are expensive-type PPVs on If you do know about some kind of sweet deal and want to share it like a good Samaritan, drop it in the comments section below. And if you’re the kind of person that likes to tune in to live weigh-ins, that’s going to be a thing, and you can access it on ESPN3 and via a Showtime live stream.

And now we got to what the mainstream media has offered the public, starting with John Eligon’s piece in the New York Times about Mayweather’s and his relationship with long time offsider Leonard Ellerbe. Then there’s Sam Farmer in the LA Times about how Mayweather stays motivated when he’s so damn rich. Bob Velin in USA Today has a human interest angle based on Mayweather’s break up with Chantel Jackson. Mitch Abramson in the New York Daily News says that Mayweather might retire after this fight, which seems unlikely consider his multi-fight deal with Showtime.

In case you didn’t notice, none of the mainstream coverage has been about Maidana, so we’ll go out on him doing a very good Mexican impression: