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Maidana Enjoying Retirement, Hopes Martinez Does The Same

By Elisinio Castillo

A little over two years ago, former two division champion Marcos Maidana decided to hang up the gloves - after taking part in back to back pay-per-view fights with Floyd Mayweather.

Time has passed and, now Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) lives within boxing from the side.

"Now I am a promoter, I organize fights", explained Maidana to TN Deportivo.  "One year after leaving the sport I wanted to return, but I did not feel the same desire. I went to the United States, I rented a car and an apartment for a month, but I turned around the following week, the internal fire went out."


The former super lightweight and welterweight champion of the WBA, said that one of the fighters he currently manages is his brother, Fabián "TNT" Maidana.

"Next weekend he's going to fight Jaider Parra, in Mar del Plata, it's a good test he's going to have against a good opponent, I think he's going to have a great time. Fabian is doing well, he can punch and he has a much better technique than me, " Maidana said.

For his part he referred to the situation of former world champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, who recently expressed his desire to fight again.

"Many boxers come back because they miss it. I wanted to train, to be back in the atmosphere of boxing, but I understood that it was enough," Maidana said.

"At a certain age you can feel good, but the body will not give you anything more. Maravilla Martínez should enjoy what he accomplished and the glory he achieved."

Finally, he referred to the controversy that was generated by uploading photos with weapons to social networks.

"I do not regret it, I do it because I like it", he defended himself and clarified: "I am always armed, but I would only use them if it were an extreme situation."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Marvlus Marv on 01-09-2019

[QUOTE=Level37scythe;19417797]I remember that punch. Mayweather was countering Maidana's jab with a straight right and Maidana caught on, adjusted, and very nearly gave Mayweather his first official knockdown.[/QUOTE] And these things so often happen with only a few seconds left in…

Comment by Freedef on 01-09-2019

Why the fook is he calling out Mayweather, Canelo King Khan then ? Lol

Comment by ThatDude44 on 01-08-2019

Sergio is sitting on 2 fat purses like you got against Mayweather. Sergio may NEED to fight.

Comment by Level37scythe on 01-08-2019

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19417470]The best punch landed over both fights was the very last punch landed by Maidana in the 3rd round of the rematch. It was a huge straight right that connected right on the button of Floyd's chin and, just…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 01-08-2019

[QUOTE=Lazy Jab;19417425]I was just watching the highlights to the 1st Mayweather fight..great jab chino used!! Beautiful.[/QUOTE] The best punch landed over both fights was the very last punch landed by Maidana in the 3rd round of the rematch. It was…

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