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Sergio Martinez Gives High Praise To Marcos Maidana

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez gave high praise to his Argentine countryman Marcos "Chino" Maidana. He says the newly crowned WBA welterweight champion deserves the "Olimpia de Oro" award, for last Saturday's sensational performance against previously undefeated Adrien Broner.

“Chino is great, he's just great. He's earned the Olimpia de Oro,” Martinez said.

The “Olimpia de Oro” is an award granted by the Sports Journalists of Argentina to the outstanding athlete of the year. Martinez won the award in 2012 - and it was the first time a boxer had won the award in 18 years.

Some Argentine sports idols who've won the prestigious award include: Juan Manuel Fangio (1954), Carlos Monzón (1972), Guillermo Vilas (1974, 1975 y 1977), Diego Maradona (1979 and1986), Emanuel Ginóbili (2003 y 2004), Luciana Aymar (2010) and Lionel Messi (2011).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by H.B.Viper on 12-18-2013

[QUOTE=chavmex;14043019]Im 100% Mexican and I can tell you Chino's win was as much ours as anyone else's. Maidana represents what humbleness is all about. Maidana Mexico was with you all the way, and whoever mentions GGG as a monster make…

Comment by DosRounds on 12-17-2013

das wassup

Comment by B0XXING FAN on 12-17-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14043115]Guys that go that route often play it up for effect; but I always felt that Broner is simply an unlikable individual, that he's not pretending very much. The robbery accusations, the comments about Malignaggi's girlfriend, dry-humping Maidana...the kid is…

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-17-2013

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14042287]The guy who gave Maidana the crown was Martinez' old strength and conditioning coach, Cecilio Flores. It was probably his idea to give it to Martinez the first time.[/QUOTE] ... They must be very proud!...

Comment by LITEOUT on 12-17-2013

I knew Maidana had it in the bag the moment Lil boner attempted to clown on ma boy chino because for a quiet guy he was actually being a bully and that was so refreshing.Here are the following incidents: 1.Boner…

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