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Garcia Will Need 3-4 Months To Lower Maidana's Weight

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."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 06-05-2015

In this sport the career is shortly lived let alone being one of the top fighters in the division. He should capitalize on the fame that he is gotten out of the Floyd fights and try to make as much…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;15757349]crazy how once fighters fight floyd they instantly lose the passion they had some regain but some never do[/QUOTE] I think it's the paycheque that arrives after the fight that kills their desire much more than the fight does.

Comment by Teetotaler on 06-04-2015

I hope he fights khan or Garcia next. Those fights will most likely motivate him

Comment by aAgger on 06-04-2015

Maidana might as well just move up to light middleweight... Maidana vs Canelo or Maidana vs Cotto could be interesting fights.

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 06-04-2015

[email protected], is he a Cruiserweight or some sh*t? Sure hope he isn't walking around looking El Terrible looked between fights.

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