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Garcia Not Surprised By Maidana's Decision To Walk Away

By Steve Kim

Earlier this week, Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31KOs) announced his retirement from boxing via social media. Maidana last fought in September of 2014, where he lost his rematch to Floyd Mayweather.

This development did not surprise his trainer, Robert Garcia.

"Not at all, it's two years he's been off. He never announced it but I kind of figured he wouldn't fight again," Garcia told


"But the last couple of weeks when he came to the United States there was some word from people that he might return but I never heard it from him or even talked about it. We just talked about,'hi, how you been, how's everything going?' - but nothing to do with boxing. He never mentioned it to me. Now that I hear it, it doesn't really surprise me."

Maidana had a colorful and entertaining career that saw him take on the likes of Victor Ortiz, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner, Josesito Lopez, Jesus Soto-Karass, Erik Morales and Mayweather twice. He ends his career( for now) with a mark of 35-5(31 KO's).

When asked if he ever envisions Maidana returning to the ring, Garcia answers, "He wouldn't do it unless it's a big fight for a big payday. That's not coming from him, that's coming from me."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by oscar28mx on 08-12-2016

He clearly deserves all the crédit winning or loosing it was always fun to watch him box. He deserves to retire and enjoy his family.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-12-2016

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;16941609]Floyd ended his career!:hail::boxing:[/QUOTE] Floydie doesn't end anyone's career. Maidana was just paid well enough to not have to box anymore. And you can tell he loves his family, so it was probably a no-brainer.

Comment by talz on 08-11-2016

He made the most money in his career fighting two of the easiest fights of his career against Floyd.

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-11-2016

His TUF fights were b4 Floyd but Floyd made him $$$$... let's hope he stays retired... 4 current times he was good, historically he was average...

Comment by APBrooklyn on 08-11-2016

-good because the 2 years off walking around a 200 would really hurt him....Bad because he became a much better overall boxer his lat 5-6 pro fights and was a live action fighter.....Be well Chino

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