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."