Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maidana Says Conditioning Won't Be Factor in Rematch

By Keith Idec

As training camp for his Sept. 13 rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. winds down, Marcos Maidana feels much more confident about his preparation than he did as their first fight approached.

Maidana claims that spending just five weeks with Robert Garcia at his trainer’s Oxnard, Calif., gym was a factor in the Argentine brawler wearing down during the second half of a 12-round fight Mayweather won by majority decision May 3 at MGM Grand. With his second child, a daughter they named Emilia, on the way before he met Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) nearly four months ago, Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) began training camp for the biggest fight of his career in Argentina so that he could spend additional time with his wife, Mariana Zilli.

“[Losing] had a lot to do with conditioning,” Maidana said during a conference call this week. “The times when he decided to box was because I let him get away. I let him be able to box and move. I think that I did well to force him to fight because of the pressure I put on. This time around, I’m not going to get tired. I’m going to be on him from the opening bell, for the entire fight, and I think that’s going to force him to fight.”

Garcia agreed that Maidana’s conditioning wasn’t as good as it could’ve been the first time he met Mayweather. That won’t be the case again, Garcia promised, in their rematch at MGM Grand ($74.95 in HD; 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

“We had about five weeks [together] before the first fight,” Garcia said. “Even though Chino came in already semi-in-shape, it was still not the same. This time he came here nine weeks before the fight, started training, [had a] full camp. We had a good eight weeks of training. I think it’s going to make a big difference, you know? Five weeks compared to eight weeks of training makes a difference in this type of fight. I think with everything that he’s doing and learning in camp, we should see a different fight this time.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Resilient on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=Da Machine;14902650]Maidana's best rd was rd 5. Ariza had Maidana on rest days and ****, and I'm sorry, but thats not the way to train a rugged fighter like Maidana. You go old school like Kirkland. Thats what they're doing…

Comment by TLC8 on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=ADP02;14902666]The problem is that 2 judges didn't even give Maidana his best rounds! In the second, one of those 2 judges will be judging AGAIN! Maidana needs to bring a bat while Floyd demands he comes with pillows![/QUOTE] That's how…

Comment by TLC8 on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=ADP02;14902654]IMO, Manny's was more amazing because you need to consider that Floyd fights in spots while Manny was at you offensively for the entire 3 minutes of 12 rounds.[/QUOTE] Which is why Floyd has stayed away from Manny for 6…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=TLC8;14902621]Just like chino said, when he ran out of gas , Floyd got away and moved jabbing the rest of the way, [B][U]and decisions are more times won by who finishes the strongest , which swayed judges.[/U][/B] I believe knowing…

Comment by cupocity303 on 09-01-2014

[SIZE="3"]The Red Cake (Maidana) Vs The Big Mac (Mayweather). Which one will hurt more?[/SIZE]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Dubois Ready To Rise: I Want To Get To The Top of The Division! Joshua Embraces Idea of Tyson Fury Walking Parker To The Ring Pacquiao Says He is Targeting a Lomachenko Showdown Anthony Joshua Nominated For Laureus World Sports Award Marcus Browne: I'm Settled and Coming into My Own Sanchez: Canelo Knew if He Stopped - Golovkin Would KO Him! Jeff Horn Shakes Head at Mundine's "White Boy" Comments Roman Now Mandatory To Miguel Berchelt, Who Hunts For Foe Anthony Joshua: The Rumors About My Chin - It's All Fake News Manny Pacquiao Return Being Lined Up For Crawford-Horn Card Golovkin's Promoter Breaks Down Latest on Canelo Rematch Video: Anthony Joshua Very Eager To Get Parker in The Ring Photos: Estrada, Cuadras vs. Arroyo, Viloria - Superfly 2 Presser Video: Joseph Parker Discusses Anthony Joshua Showdown Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker To Land at O2 Arena Hearn: Jacobs-O'Sullivan Less Likely; Jacobs-Andy Lee Possible Joshua on Parker's Steroid Jabs: I'm Clean, I'd Never Do That Skoglund Update, Castano-Vitu News, Badou Jack, Wallin, More Joseph Parker: Joshua Has Rematch Clause, But I Don't Need One Hearn Offers Alexander Povetkin Slot On Joshua vs. Parker Card Mundine: Horn is a White Boy, Gets Coverage Because He's White! Video: Anthony Joshua Reacts To Steroid Comments From Parker Lenroy Thomas vs. David Allen II Added To Brook-Rabchenko Card News: Kovalev-Mikhalkin, Spence-Peterson, WBSS, More Valdez, Quigg Promise To Stage Action-Packed War at StubHub Photos: Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker - Tense Face To Face Parker: Tyson Fury Might Walk Me to the Ring for Joshua Fight Promoter: Other Than Klitschko, Joshua, Parker Resumes Similar Peterson's Trainer: Fight Against Errol Spence Will Turn Into a War Bivol: Hard to Tell From Two Rounds If Kovalev All the Way Back BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week Mundine: If Horn Says No - Then I Want Saunders, Canelo, GGG Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson - Calm Before The Storm Fury: Me and Joshua is Four Round Fight - Either I Go or He Goes! Parker Regrets Making Steroid Comments About Anthony Joshua Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018 Jamel Herring Signs With Top Rank, Will Fight on Crawford-Horn Luis Ortiz Vows Pain: I'll Tear The Skin Off Deontay Wilder's Body! Estrada: People Think Sor Rungvisai Will KO Me - It Won't Happen! Creed 2 Update: Actor Cast To Play Ivan Drago's Son in Film
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement