Advertisement
Advertisement

Marcos Maidana on Mayweather, Pacquiao, Ariza, More

By Nicolas Samuilov, notifight.com

While enjoying a well deserved vacation after two exhausting presentations, Santa Fe's Marcos "El Chino" Maidana is starting to analyze his future. The now former junior welterweight and welterweight world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) is far from being anxious about his sporting future. After a short trip with his family, he is resting at home with his loved ones. If a big challenge arises, he will fight. Otherwise, he will just wait until next year.

Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs)  is coming off a majority decision loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr., which took place on May 3rd - when they battled in a unification bout for the WBA and World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight titles at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He spoke to Carlos Irusta of Ringside Radio.

Did you feel that in the first half you surprised him?

I felt I had his respect, maybe he was then a little scared. And then he began to run; went on his bike. Stood there ... but he's a good fighter. He has a very good defense, and I could not catch up. He had said in previous conference that he was going to fight me. But when he stood still, he felt a punch and then he was gone.

But in that first half, you were able to fight your fight.

Yes, I thought it would be more difficult. He stayed on the ropes. He stood there and I was able to hit him, but when he felt it he ran. The guy is a great fighter. He does things very precise.

If you had to fight him again, what should change?

Maybe I should try to calm down a little bit and throw some more harder shots. I was eager to hit and take it. Maybe that's why I could not hurt him [because my punches were not landing as hard].

After what you did in the fight, do you imagine that he would be willing to give you a rematch?

I don't think so, I don't think he will give me a rematch. I'm waiting, but inside I know that he's not going to give me a rematch.

Now that Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum of Top Rank are willing to work together, it opens up the door for other fights, like WBO champion Manny Pacquiao.

I heard that they had named Pacquiao. I did not know that there was a problem between Bob Arum and Al Haymon ... I'm just finding that out. It would be an attractive fight. Pacquiao is a very important fight, and I'm in the best phase of my career.

How should Pacquiao fight him? His style is far from your last two opponents.

It's another style. I do not know how I would fight him. But I always fight the same way, as I fought with everyone. With anyone, I always go forward. The opponent has to study me, and then decide whether he plans to run or stand still. My style is to go forward and it won't change. I never went in there to box anyone. I never came in there to run. I always did the same thing.

Last week it was revealed by your trainer, Robert Garcia, that he decided to remove conditioning coach Alex Ariza from working with any of his fighters.

I'm not really sure why. Ariza is a great coach. I do not know how he treats others, but he was always good with me. So I do not know what differences there were. However, I will of course continue with Robert.

If not Floyd or Pacquiao, who would you like to fight?

I have no particular boxer who I want to fight. I have yet to discuss [my next fight] with anyone. I don't have a name, so I'll wait to see what happens.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FerFAL on 06-27-2014

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;14702686]i was hoping the same thing but you never know it might happen freddie v.s garcia cotto v.s madaina lol bu cotto woul knock madaina out easy to hit and weak to the body[/QUOTE] of course he would. oh wait!…

Comment by The Tase on 06-27-2014

[QUOTE=HIGHNESS;14702688]I doubt Al Haymon would let Maidana fight Pac. He knows Pac would demolish slow punching bag no footwork no defense Maidana and it will hype up the Floyd vs Pac fight again.[/QUOTE] lol at your avatar and user name.…

Comment by Dle on 06-27-2014

That darn buzzard can really peck! Btw, buzzards hang around for leftover kill. Kinda like Pacquiao, Khan, or Ghost.:boxing:

Comment by TLC8 on 06-27-2014

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;14702969]Be greatly supprised if Coward gives Maidana a rematch. Look for the little Buzzards AZZZ to find three easys, hahahhahahahaha[/QUOTE] Floyd always waffles. He's not giving Maidana a rematch any time soon. He's going to play the same card as…

Comment by twosweethooks on 06-27-2014

Be greatly supprised if Coward gives Maidana a rematch. Look for the little Buzzards AZZZ to find three easys, hahahhahahahaha

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Photos: Canelo, Khan Face To Face at Final Presser Breazeale Warns Joshua: Prepare For War, I'll Be Guns Blazing Broner Describes Troubles Making Weight For Theophane Fight Canelo To Golovkin: Earn Your Shot, Work Your Way Up! Joshua: “Showtime is three or four years ahead of the game” Hopkins: No Excuses, Golovkin Should Fight Kovalev! Joshua To Breazeale: Back Up Talk, Don't Be Like Other Americans Adrien Broner Voting for Trump: He’ll Lower My Taxes Hughie Fury Set To Return on Fury-Klitschko Rematch Bill, July 9 Video: Anthony Joshua Pumped For Breazeale Title Defense Video: Breazeale Confident Anthony Joshua is Going To Sleep Video: Joshua, Breazeale Go Face To Face and Trade Words Video: Joshua, Breazeale, SHO Press Conference Highlights Khan: I Won't Run For 12, I Will Stand and Trade With Canelo TMT Adds Gavril, Rakhmanov To ShoBox Card on May 13th Photos: Anthony Johsua, Dominic Breazeale Tense Face To Face Amir Khan: I Think It's Great To Be The Underdog Barroso's Adviser: If Crolla Tries To Trade, He Will Get KO'd Quickly Showtime Inks Anthony Joshua To Multi-Fight Deal Anthony Joshua's Promoter Plots Out Next Fights After Breazeale Butler vs. Kokeitgym Title Eliminator Set for June 4 Canelo Doubts Khan Will Switch Style, Create a Boring Fight Gassiev's Promoter Rates Povetkin's Chances WIth Wilder Crolla: There Are Questions, I'll Find Out How Good Barroso Is Nathan Cleverly To Feature On Burns-Di Rocco Bill Mike Mollo Faces Rudenko in Odessa; SES 6/4 Card Shapes Up Lucas Matthysse Could Return To The Ring in The Fall Video: De La Hoya Talks Mayweather, Canelo, Khan, More De La Hoya: In Mayweather Rematch, it's 70-30 in Canelo's Favor! Mikhaylenko, Chuprakov Back in Action in Ekaterinburg Khan Prepared To Make Things Ugly To Prevail: A Win is a Win Video: De La Hoya Pumped During Canelo-Khan Fight Week Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement