Marcos Maidana: If No Erik Morales, I'll Do McCloskey

By Nicholas Samuilov,

WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana is ready for all comers. Maidana would like to return in December, but the struggle to secure an opponent may possibly push his return back to January and he's ready to "fight with anybody." Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) recently returned to score a knockout victory over Petr Petrov. He wants a December rematch unification with WBC champion Erik Morales, but he'll face his mandatory, Paul McCloskey (23-1, 12KOs), if Morales doesn't come around.

"Maybe [we can do McCloskey] in January. I would have to spend the holidays training. But if it's worth it, we'll make the effort. If Golden Boy does not offer me anything, I will take the option of [fighting] Paul McCloskey. As long as the offer is concrete," Maidana told's Carlos Irusta.

"I would love the rematch with Morales, but he wants to fight everyone. He was naming everyone. He said he wanted me, then Khan, with this one and with the other one. I already said that I'm willing to face him in December in a unification. We'll have to see what he wants to do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Leohappy on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=Pin Galarga;11236662]Maidana should come up to the welters and start getting in to the Super fight jackpot! He should try to fight with the quitter again and this time, make him cry.[/QUOTE]and then the quitter moves to 154... reason: after…

Comment by Pin Galarga on 10-01-2011

Maidana should come up to the welters and start getting in to the Super fight jackpot! He should try to fight with the quitter again and this time, make him cry.

Comment by thedarkness on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=thedarkness;11235633]maidana ducked morales, and now that morales has a title, maidana wants to fight him for the belt.[/quote] [quote=the_kid_08] maidana stfu, el terrible owns your soul.[/QUOTE. How did Maidana duck him? He whooped this punk's ass once and will do…

Comment by Froghead99 on 10-01-2011

What has Maidana done this WHOLE year? Has he even had one potentially exciting fight? All he has done is fight a washed up Morales, then a nobody lightweight, and now he wants McCloskey? All the while he ducks Bradley?…

Comment by Leohappy on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=the_kid_08;11235968] How did Maidana duck him? He whooped this punk's ass once and will do it again[/QUOTE] yeah that brutal sd12 of an old, washed up morales was definitely an ass whooping.

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