Advertisement
Advertisement

Maidana, Garcia Respond to Bob Arum’s Criticism

by David P. Greisman

Bob Arum of Top Rank hasn’t shied away from criticizing the May 3 pay-per-view bout between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana that is being put on by his company’s promotional rival, Golden Boy Promotions.

Arum has noted the odds and called it a noncompetitive matchup. On a media conference call on April 16, Maidana and his trainer, Robert Garcia, responded to Arum’s criticism.

“It doesn’t bother me at all,” Maidana said, with Garcia translating. “All I got to say [is] for people to come and order the fight, because they’re going to enjoy a good fight. They’re going to see me beat Floyd Mayweather.”

Said Garcia: “He [Bob Arum] knows that I’ve trained a lot of fighters under his banner, and a lot of times I’ve been the underdog on those fights, from Steven Luevano to Brian Viloria when he fought ‘Archie’ Solis. Brandon Rios himself, Bob Arum thought [Anthony] Peterson was going to dominate Brandon, and we upset the whole HBO and people thinking that Peterson was their next star. We’ve been in it before. I think Bob should know better than that. He knows that I’m training ‘Chino’ Maidana, and he knows what I can do.”

Garcia chalked it up to Arum speaking out of the heated discourse between Top Rank and Golden Boy, and perhaps to try to have an effect on the pay-per-view’s buy rate.

Pick up a copy of David’s new book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 04-17-2014

[QUOTE=black_celph;14437507]Seems jealous of FMW or something...[/QUOTE] Hey Celph, go back to the 3rd Grade, and Pay more Attention This Time!!!

Comment by SoulByThePound on 04-17-2014

[QUOTE=jbpanama;14434979]If U read or heard Bob's Rant.... U'd see He was taking a Shot at FRAUD, for His Long Time AVOIDANCE of Pac!!![/QUOTE] Seems jealous of FMW or something...

Comment by rocktx on 04-17-2014

Bob is just mad that even though it may be a mismatch it will do better numbers than Pacman vs Bradley did.

Comment by kingfaze19 on 04-17-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14435762]Floyd ducked many fighters like Williams, Margarito, etc. Lost to castillo and Oscar. Ducked Pacman. Anyways, he can fight Martinez, will he?' No. He can have a rematch with Canelo at full 154, no catch weigh, will he? No. His…

Comment by kingfaze19 on 04-17-2014

i wasnt going to order this but now i am, arum is one disgusting greedy jew. when he promoted floyd he called him the greatest of all time and now has nothing but nasty things to say. i didnt hear…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London Povetkin's Promoter: No Interim-Fight, Wilder Shot By Year's End Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement