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Maidana vs Petrov: Boxers Go Face To Face at Presser

By John E. Brignone and Nicholas Samuilov, notifight.com

WBA "regular" junior welterweight world champion, Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, and Russian boxer Petr "Tsar" Petrov, went face to face for the first time at their final press conference. They clash this Friday at Villa Ballester in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photos by Ramon Cairo.

"After the fight with Robert Guerrero was called off, I kept training. I knew another fight would come around. We came to Argentina and I asked [adviser] Sebastian Contursi to get me an opponent," said Maidana (30-2, 27 KOs). "I was watching videos of Petrov. I think he's a good fighter. I'll press for the knockout but I won't be desperate to get it. I'm going out there to fight and win either by knockout or by decision. The people are going to be happy. "

"It's a great opportunity for me. When it was offered to me, I knew that I had to do it now. I feel great and happy," Petrov stated (29-2-2, 13 KOs). I was offered the chance to fight for the world title and I accepted. I have always followed Maidana and I've always liked him. He is a seasoned and aggressive fighter. I do not think of failures in the ring or worry about judges. I go out there and do my job. It would be foolish to tell you what I plan to do in the ring. I will rely on my boxing and dod what I do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fix on 09-21-2011

in that last pic it looks like they have their pinkies locked like a pair of [email protected] posing for pics after a night out at a gay club. maidanas even dressed kinda homo lets b honest

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-21-2011

Looks like a nice warm up in front of the Argentine fans...

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 09-21-2011

[QUOTE=LegendOfLink;11182246]Someone none of us ever heard of most likely. :ugh:[/QUOTE] You can tell just from looking at him that his chin should have a "made in taiwan" label on it I give him 3 rounds

Comment by uoykcuf on 09-21-2011

[QUOTE=Earl-Hickey;11182244]Who da **** is this guy?[/QUOTE] Someone none of us ever heard of most likely. :ugh:

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 09-21-2011

Who da **** is this guy?

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