Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maidana Hungry For Malignaggi, But Not Matthysse

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former champion Marcos Maidana (33-3-0, 30KOs) wants to fight WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi in 2013. Malignaggi is scheduled to defend his title on April 27th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Maidana says a single phone call can get the fight done.

"Next year I want to fight for the world title. I'd like to meet Paul Malignaggi. I have no problem [fighting him]. Just call me and I will fight," Maidana said.

Malignaggi's mandatory is Maidana's countryman Diego Chaves. Maidana does not believe Chaves is experienced enough for an opponent like Malignaggi.

Maidana told BoxingScene's Carlos Irusta: "Well, everyone wants to fight [Malignaggi], right? I would love to because one of the things that I look forward to doing next year is becoming world champion again. I believe Diego is a good boxer, but I feel that he is not yet mature enough for the top level. He is a fast, intelligent southpaw. We sparred many times."

And Maidana doesn't have any problems with countryman Lucas Matthysse. The two are not friends, but there is no bad blood either. Their promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, wants to have them fight each other in the future.

"I have no relationship with Lucas. We have no contact with each other. For me there is no itch or anything like that [to fight him]. I was very happy when he became champion. I want him to succeed. I hope we can both make the most of our careers and, at some point, remove the doubts [on which of us is better]," Maidana said.

Tags: Marcos Maidana image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 01-01-2013

[QUOTE=_original_;12874230]It's very evident that Maidana is scared shi/tless of Lucas and has publicly ducked him numerous times. For a so called "warrior" Madiana sure gets a pass on a lot of ducking and dodging. Didn't wanna grant Ortiz a rematch.…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-01-2013

[quote=_original_] Quote: Originally Posted by bigcursedawg Guerrero pulled out of the Maidana fight and had to have surgery. But I agree Marcos doesn't want anything to do with Lucas. That's true, my bad. And as another poster said as well,…

Comment by choelzle on 01-01-2013

Paulie will box circles around maidana

Comment by _original_ on 12-31-2012

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;12874353]Guerrero pulled out of the Maidana fight and had to have surgery. But I agree Marcos doesn't want anything to do with Lucas.[/QUOTE] That's true, my bad. And as another poster said as well, Marcos also ducked Keith Thurman.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 12-31-2012

[quote=Mr. Philadel] Quote: Originally Posted by jsfd26 Lol blantantly ducked Thurman and now doesnt wanna fight Matthysse. Bum. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android [/quote] Do I need to pull up the article where they duck Thurman? And if they…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (34)
Top Headlines Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months Izu Ugonoh on Signing His Deal With Al Haymon Wilder Aims To Send Message With Statement KO of Washington Jacobs' Adviser: Golovkin Will Pay on 3/18 for Canelo Negotiations Chavez Jr: Canelo Alvarez is Afraid of Gennady Golovkin! Frank Warren: I Strongly Fancy Walsh To Beat Gervonta Davis Braekhus Feels Refreshed With New Team, Plans For Showcase Joe Ham To Fight For Belt On Burns vs. Indongo Card De La Hoya: Canelo Would Beat Mayweather 'Easy' in Rematch! Luke Campbell Hopes To Get a Crack at Mikey Garcia's Title Chavez: I've Fought Better Opponents Than Canelo, I Can't Lose! Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission Horn's Promoter Will Wait To See How Pacquiao-Khan Plays Out Sullivan Barrera Denies Receiving Contract For Beterbiev Fight Arum Skeptical of $38M Offer to Bring Pacquiao-Khan to the UAE Roy Jones Jr. Wants Anderson Silva on Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Director Doubts Canelo-Chavez "Bet" Will Push Through Pacquiao Announces He is Negotiating With Khan for Next Fight Photo: Dmitry Bivol vs. Robert Berridge – Official Weigh-In Sanchez Adjusts Golovkin's Sparring Schedule For Jacobs Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement