Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maciel Inks Pact With Top Rank After Solid Victory

By Elisinio Castillo

The Latino junior middleweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Javier "La Bestia" Maciel, is very satisfied after his convincing win over Puerto Rican puncher Jorge "Destroyer" Melendez to win the USNBC 154-pound title of the World Boxing Council (WBC), which took place last Saturday on the Cotto-Martinez undercard from Madison Square Garden in New York.
 
Maciel (29-3, 20 KOs), current ranked No. 15-ranked by the WBO, says he inked a promotional agreement with Top Rank, who co-promoted Saturday's card. Maciel took the fight with Melendez on two weeks notice and bounced back after losing a decision to Brian Rose last October in Sheffield, England.

"I'm very happy. I think we put on a very good fight and it was a great victory, the best of my career. Beyond the short time I had to prepare, I had been training after my last fight and had to accelerate to get everything right. But a great group and a great team, who gave me everything I needed to take the victory," Maciel said.

"That Sunday [my manager] met with Top Rank and they wanted me to do two fights with them in America. First one would be in September, and if all goes well, we would return for something big, which is what we are hoping for, in December."

Tags: Javier Maciel image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nicolino on 06-12-2014

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;14654738]maciel reminded me a lot to chino, the pre garcia chino. i hope he gets better, he took the fight with only 2 weeks notice and still made a great fight[/QUOTE] hi reminds me too but he is way more…

Comment by puga on 06-11-2014

Argentines and overhands = bread and butter....good fighter, lil work on stamina tho

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=Nicolino;14654723]awesome news, Maciel looked a lot better than last time against Rose, yet it was a close fight.[/QUOTE] maciel reminded me a lot to chino, the pre garcia chino. i hope he gets better, he took the fight with only…

Comment by Nicolino on 06-11-2014

awesome news, Maciel looked a lot better than last time against Rose, yet it was a close fight.

Comment by artfuL_ on 06-11-2014

Maciel is a solid boxer, he was tricky at times against Pirog. Look forward to his progress.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines WBA: Rigondeaux Will Be Stripped After Loss To Lomachenko! Photos: Cletus Seldin, Antoine Douglas, O'Sullivan Workouts Video: Billy Joe Saunders Aims To Box Lemieux's Ears Off Haymon Boxing: DeGale Does Have Rematch Clause For Truax Photos: David Lemieux Training For Promised KO of Saunders Lomachenko Manager: Preference is To Unify at 130 Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For David Lemieux Video: David Lemieux Very Pumped To Face Billy Joe Saunders Arum: Dates in March, April on Hold For Crawford's Title Fight Photos: Lucas Matthysse, Mercito Gesta - Los Angeles Presser Mayweather Claims UFC Approached Him With Multi-Fight Deal Crawford Trainer: 'Boatload of Money' to Fight Horn in Australia Skoglund Update, Dimitrenko-Rovcanin Set, Murat News, More News: Clestus Seldin, Efren Lopez, HBO's Fight Game, More Edis Tatli Regains Euro Title, Decisions Francesco Patera Hearn on DeGale: When You Are Free Agent, Nobody Gives a F***! Fury To Joshua: Where You at Boy? No One Blocking My Path Now! HBO's Tripleheader Peaked at 618,000 Viewers Saturday Night Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Sonny Fredrickson on ShoBox, Jan. 12 Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo on Superfly 2, Feb. 24 Rigondeaux's Left Hand Bruised, Not Broken, in Lomachenko Loss Amir Khan Will Scout Jeff Horn: I'd Go To Australia To Fight Him Photos: Katie Taylor vs. Jessica McCaskill, Undercard - Weigh-In ESPN’s Loma-Rigo Watched By 1.73M; Basic Cable’s No. 2 Since 2012 Tyson Fury Free To Box After UKAD Ruling Lomachenko Isn't Impressed With What He Has Done This Year Saunders: I'll Give Lemieux My Purse if My Chin Doesn't Hold Up! Ward Does Not Think Kovalev is Back, Just Had Perfect Opponent Horn Trainer: No Judges From Australia, No Advantage for Us Lee Selby Ready To Fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road Katie Taylor Aims For 'Big 2018' - To Unify Lightweight Division NSAC Head: No Reason Not To Give Boxing License To Nate Diaz Groves-Eubank Undercard: Ryan Walsh vs. Isaac Lowe is Set Manny Pacquiao Could Return in Mexico City, Says Beltran Jeff Horn "Very Relieved" To Make Weight For Gary Corcoran Mikael Zewski Stops Martin Escobar at the Montreal Casino Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities Arum: Who Gives a Sh*t About White, He's a Piece of Crap! Fenech: Nothing Illegal in Jeff Horn Tactics, He is Not Dirty Fighter! Truax: DeGale Looked Past Me, You Can't Do That in Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement