Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maidana, Garcia React To Ariza Working With Mayweather

By Luis Sandoval

The upcoming Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana mega fight had yet another storyline added to it as early Friday morning Mayweather posted a photo on social media of him and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza appearing to be working together. The twist is that Ariza worked with Maidana before and was in his corner for the first Mayweather fight.

During their July press tour to promote the rematch, BoxingScene asked Mayweather about Ariza departing the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy to which Floyd responded by extending an invitation to Ariza to come to his gym. From everything going on, it appears Ariza took Floyd up on his offer.

BoxingScene caught up with Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia and asked him for his thoughts and reaction to Ariza now being Mayweather.

“The only thing I could think about is he has to give me the keys to my house because he still has all his things in my house; the house that I rented out for him. But it is what it is. It doesn’t affect us. I know that Mayweather is smart. Mayweather is not going to hire someone in 2 weeks to do magic. Mayweather isn’t stupid. I think he’s just using Alex as a dummy and Alex is just being a dummy. I feel bad for Alex he shouldn’t have allowed that to happen. He’s smarter than that,” Garcia would tell BoxingScene.

This wouldn’t be the first time Ariza finds himself on the opposite corner of a former fighter he has worked with. When Ariza parted ways with Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach he partnered with Garcia and Brandon Rios when Rios fought Pacquiao in Macau China last November. He later worked with Mikey Garcia and Marcos Maidana before the relationship was ended a couple months ago.

Maidana himself doesn’t appear bothered by the Alex Ariza situation either as he feels he’s doing what he has to do.

“That doesn’t interest me. I know he’s a strength and conditioning coach and he has to do his job. He has to work,” said Maidana.

Maidana and Garcia’s focus is set more on getting prepared for September 13th and are not worried about Ariza or anything else with less than two weeks to go.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter and Instagram @Truewest007.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daylyt on 09-02-2014

[QUOTE=paulf;14903719]Why did Robert fire Ariza anyway? Did it ever come out? I remember people saying that it was because he linked Mikey up with Al Haymon. Can anyone confirm?[/QUOTE] On all access he said it got to the point where…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 09-02-2014

Robert is upset. Chino understands that the man needs to work. Chino is a great guy.

Comment by bambam182 on 09-02-2014

[QUOTE=ma51f;14904366]Ariza is just fame hungry. He did the same thing with Khan[/QUOTE] no, he just has bills to pay and needs a job. [[email protected];14904745]after chicken floyd, ariza will knock the door on marquez camp...i see the trend..[/QUOTE] lol i could…

Comment by [email protected] on 09-01-2014

after chicken floyd, ariza will knock the door on marquez camp...i see the trend..

Comment by ma51f on 09-01-2014

Ariza is just fame hungry. He did the same thing with Khan

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing! Oleksandr Usyk Eyes World Titles Held By Gassiev, Tony Bellew Julian Williams: Being Underrated and Overlooked Ends Saturday Chocolatito's Manager Outlines The Options For 2017 Photos: Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Weigh-In - Ready For War Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Final Presser Marco Huck vs. Noel Gevor Eliminator Order By The IBF Briggs Warns Hearn: Keep Joshua Away From Me and He'll Rule! Misha Aloian of Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test Photos: Chavez Jr. and Britsch - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Crawford: Me and Molina Can Box It Out, Bang It Out Or Whatever British Board Admits Decision on Chisora Did Not Come Easy Joseph Parker Signs Up With VADA, Will Be Testing in Ruiz Bout Photos: Crawford vs. Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Hearn Talks Crazy Week - Shannon Briggs Crashes Interview! Whyte vs. Chisora is STILL ON - But No British Title! Andy Ruiz: Everyone's Underestimating Me, But I'm In Great Shape Jose Pedraza: Gervonta Davis Will Leave Ring With First Career Loss Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of Dec 31 IBF Defence Cueller vs. Mares Undercard - Facebook Stream By Showtime Photos: Erik Skoglund, Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren on Weight Molina Not Worried About Judging in Crawford's Hometown Stiverne Says Goal is 'Fake Champion' Wilder, Tabs Parker To Win BBBofC To Hold Meeting, Discuss Whyte-Chisora Altercation
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement