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Maidana: I'm Willing To Fight Again - But Only For Manny Pacquiao

By Miguel Rivera

Former world champion Marcos 'Chino' Maidana revealed that he would be willing to pick up the gloves, almost five years after his last fight against Floyd Mayweather - but only to face Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao, who surprised him with his performance on July 20 against WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman.

Maidana (35-5, 31 KO's) said that unlike the fight with Mayweather, he is not going to have to be running around and it would be a spectacular fight, because Pacquiao does like to come forward.

"I've already fought with everyone. Pacquiao would be the only one that I haven't been in with, and I would go directly into that fight," Maidana said to ESPN Deportes. “What I like is that he comes forward and so do I, and it would be like a crash. I like Pacquiao's style, it's going to be a good fight, a fight that people would enjoy, not like the one with Mayweather where you have to run around the ring."

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Maidana was scheduled to fight again earlier this year, after reaching a three fight deal with Premier Boxing Champions.

But he canceled that plan and went back into retirement - due to a financial dispute with PBC. He claims PBC did not make good on a promised financial advance.

Maidana was shocked at how good Pacquiao, at 40-years-old, looked against Thurman.

"It was surprising how he looked, he looked better than he did in other fights. He did very well, at 40, it's surprising," said Maidana.

Maidana, who fought Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander, Adrien Broner, Josesito Lopez, Amir Khan, Erik Morales and Mayweather twice - views Pacquiao as the final challenge.

“There is only one boxer left for me to test myself against, Manny Pacquiao. So with that we are waiting, I would return for him, I would like to do that," Maidana said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 08-06-2019

I wouldn't blame him. Monetary inflation in Argentina right now is just crazy. No matter how big that Floyd purse he got, if he spend it most in Argentina, it's probably gone by now. Google Argentina's inflation rate.

Comment by BKM- on 08-06-2019

Half a decade and the Mayweather money is running out I guess.

Comment by Truth Serum on 08-06-2019

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19965748]stupidity justified the Maidana rematch, as proven by the result so..... you had Pac winning by TKO, despite the fact that Horn beat Pac on the cards? :thinking: wow, I have heard fans say for fun that a fighter could…

Comment by lebrick on 08-06-2019

[QUOTE=Mike D;19965184][IMG]https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-8988f526d8837a24e35b141d7276832b[/IMG] Idk about you guys but Marcos doesn't look to be in peak shape I'd like to see Maidana/Joshua though, it would be a nice get back fight for Joshua to see where his head is at after the…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-06-2019

[QUOTE=Truth Serum;19965639]Clean and effective punches trump all scoring criteria and Floyd's punches did nothing effective to Maidana. Maidana looked like GGG in that fight. Maidana's punches were backing Floyd up all night and staggered him before he was saved by…

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