By Miguel Rivera
Former world champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31KOs) is quite possibly going to leave 2015 without a fight.
Trainer Robert Garcia says it's very difficult to see Maidana fighting this year - unless it takes place very late in the fall.
Maidana, who turns 32-years-old in July, has been inactive since last September's twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Maidana fought Mayweather twice in 2014, losing decisions in two fights.
During his inactivity, Maidana has put on quite a bit of weight as many fans have noticed in recent photos. Garcia will need at least three to four months to bring down Maidana's weight and ensure he returns to the ring in a healthy manner.
"I believe if Maidana gets the opportunity to fight in 2015, it will definitely be at the end of the year. But in order for him to return I need to work with him for at least three or four months to lower his weight and get him in proper condition so he can return healthy," said Garcia to ESPN Deportes.
"And if he does not return by the end of the year, 2016 is good. We have not discussed anything yet. He has been spending time at home with his family, it was necessary to do that, so that when he returns he will do so and be very strong."