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LAS VEGAS---Floyd Mayweath-
er worked far too hard against
Marcos Maidana their last time
out to have to do it again in the
rematch Saturday night.
Mayweather dominated Maid-
ana from the opening bell, using
his boxing skills to keep the Argen-
tine off balance and pile up points
on his way to a unanimous 12-
round decision to retain his wel-
terweight and super welterweight
titles before a crowd at the MGM
Grand that sometimes booed the
lack of action.
It almost came at a cost, though,
in a bizarre scene in the eighth
round when Mayweather claimed
that Maidana bit him on his wrist
while they were in a clinch near
the centre of the ring.
"He bit me!" Mayweather yelled
to the Showtime announcers
Mayweather remained unbeaten
in his remarkable 18-year pro
career, winning for the 47th time
and doing it with such dominance
that about the only one complain-
ing about the decision was Maid-
"I was pressuring him and I was
the aggressor," Maidana said. "I
won the fight."
Mayweather earned at least $32
million for the rematch, bringing
his total purses to more than $100
million in the last year. Though he
wasn t marked up, he was upset
over the bite.
"We were tangled in the centre
of the ring and I didn t realise what
it was. Then I saw that he bit me,"
Mayweather said. "After the eighth
round my fingers were numb, I
couldn t use my left hand."
Maidana denied he bit May-
"How can he say I bit the glove
with my mouthpiece?" Maidana
asked. "I m not a dog."
The fight was a marked contrast
to their first bout in May, when
Maidana roughed Mayweather up
in a close fight. Mayweather won
that bout, but it was close enough
for Mayweather to offer an oppo-
nent only the second rematch of
his career. Maidana won t get a
third fight after failing to land any
Floyd Mayweather, right, follows through on a punch at Marcos
Maidana during their title boxing match Saturday, in Las Vegas.
ATLANTA---Greg Norman is
recovering from a chain saw acci-
dent that nearly cost him his left
hand, but not his sense of
"At least I can still play tennis,"
Norman told The Associated Press
by phone yesterday morning.
Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer
and entrepreneur, was cutting back
trees in his South Florida home
when the weight of a branch pulled
his left hand toward the chain saw.
He said the blade hit him just
below where a person would be
wearing a wrist watch. He said
doctors told him it missed his
artery by a fraction of an inch.
"Thank God the blade wasn t
running full speed or it would have
taken my hand off," Norman said.
"I handled everything as calmly
as I could. There is no major dam-
age. There is nerve damage, but
no muscular damage. They fixed
me up and here I am."
He posted a photo on Instagram
from the hospital bed of his heavily
bandaged left hand protected by
a large piece of purple foam.
"Working with a chainsaw
ALWAYS be respectful of the unex-
pected. I was one lucky man today.
Damaged, but not down & out.
Still have left hand," he posted.
The Shark woke up yesterday
to more than 200 comments on
Instagram, and news stories from
America to Australia.
"I just didn t expect when I
posted that Instagram that it would
explode like that," Norman said.
Oddly enough, Norman had
posted another Instagram a week
earlier standing next to a tree and
holding a chain saw. "Time to trim
the sea grapes today. Never ask
someone to do something that you
can do yourself. Love to work!"
Norman said he would do it
"When I m on a ranch, I love
to run the bulldozer, the grader,
whatever. I like doing stuff. I never
ask anybody to do that for me if
I can do it myself," he said.
Norman posted another Insta-
gram yesterday morning, standing
in front of the tree without a shirt
while giving a thumbs-up with his
right hand. His left hand was pro-
tected by the purple foam the size
of a small waste basket.
Norman recovering from
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