Marcos Maidana is either trying to get under the skin of Floyd Mayweather, or attempting to possibly get a third fight between the two boxers.
The ongoing feud between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana reached another level after Maidana took to social media and claimed that he still owns Floyd Mayweather’s tooth and uses it as a keepsake. Maidana said that he knocked it out of Mayweather’s mouth, during their rematch in 2014.
Maidana finished his career off in 2014 with back to back bouts against Mayweather. Both contests ended in twelve round decision losses for Maidana.
It was in the 3rd round of their second fight where Maidana hit Mayweather with a hard right hand and it appeared on video that something flew out of Mayweather’s mouth. Maidana or someone from his team collected the tooth.
But Mayweather has denied Maidana’s claim.
“In the third round, when he hit me with that shot after the bell, it was a real good shot. It got my attention,” Mayweather said, according to The Mirror.
“It was nothing I never felt before, but it was a really good shot which got my attention. [But] no, he didn’t knock my teeth out. Not at all. He’s a strong guy, he’s a good puncher, but no, as far as my teeth missing, absolutely not.”
Maidana is only 36 years old and has plans to return to the ring later this year, but nothing is for sure due to the coronavirus.