Marcos Maidana: Bottom Line is I have to Win with any Glove that I Wear

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"I promise I'm going to put on a great fight and I'm going to shut his mouth. He doesn't respect anything or anyone. He might have money, but he doesn't have respect.


"He thinks he intimidates me? Nothing intimidates me. His talk can't hurt me, his punches can't hurt me. Come Sept. 13, he'll be the one that's hurt.


"One hundred percent the gloves made a difference in the last fight. The gloves I use are fit to my hand and are more comfortable. But the ones that I was forced to wear were not comfortable.


"But the bottom line is, this time I'm going to win with any glove that I wear.


"We only had five weeks of sparring and training camp last time. But in this camp we've already been in the gym for a week and we still have eight weeks to go. So we will be 100 percent ready for Sept. 13.


"The rematch was unexpected because I thought Floyd was not going to agree (to fight me).   And then, one day out of the blue, I got word Floyd wanted to fight me again. By then I was already thinking I wasn't going to fight again this year.


"For me, what's really important here is to come out victorious. I come here to win and I don't really care about money.


"I think many fighters are obsessed with Mayweather. Everybody wants to fight him because they get the chance to make history if they win. And I want to make history."


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