Maidana Waits on Mayweather, No Hurry To Return
By Elisinio Castillo
Former champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31KOs) is going to stay away from the ring until Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) make an official decision regarding a planned return on September 13.
Maidana has been relaxing since the twelve round majority decision loss to Mayweather in their May welterweight unification.
Because the fight was closer, and much tougher for Mayweather than many expects predicted, Maidana believes he did enough to secure an immediate rematch.
Maidana says his advisers, Sebastian Contoursi and Al Haymon, will work out the details regarding a rematch. Haymon is also the adviser to Mayweather.
"If Mayweather offers me the rematch, obviously I will accept it. Although I do not know if he will, and I realize that this is a business - I'm not desperate to fight. I did not win because I missed the opportunity to land a defining punch, plus [Mayweather] is an extraordinary boxer. Although I'm happy with the work I did, I thought the fight would be more difficult," Maidana said.
[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;14679147]If Maidana doesn't need or want to fight while waiting on Floyd's decision, then I can see not being in a hurry. But if he wants to stay sharp and he wants to get paid, waiting on Floyd is a…Comment by -=Shade=- on 06-20-2014
[QUOTE=turnedup;14677448]Hmmm I think Maidana is ready to call it a day..he got a taste of that multimillion dollar boxing paycheck and he ain't gonna do jack else unless he sees one.[/QUOTE] I think it may be more a case of…Comment by ironmt on 06-20-2014
I can't see Mayweather offering Maidana a rematch after what Maidana put him through the first time. Floyd's ribs are probably still sore.Comment by Muscles72 on 06-20-2014
[QUOTE=Mike_R;14679188]I think the Cotto rematch is Floyd's most dangerous option right now.[/QUOTE] I disagree although cotto looked really good against Martinez who clearly wasn't 100 percent maidana is definitely the better fighter against Floyd mayweather not talking anything away from…Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 06-20-2014
[QUOTE=Doctor_Tenma;14678590]I'd pick Pacquiao as well but I doubt your dumb enough to believe this[/QUOTE] You could've use a better word than "dumb". Also, it's at least a lot more believable than Maidana stopping Pacquiao early.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (64)