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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

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