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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.

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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…

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