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Maidana Loses More Than 60-Pounds as Exhibition Bout Nears

Former two division world champion Marcos "Chino" Maidana has lost a lot of weight for his upcoming return, on April 18 in Argentina, in an exhibition fight with kickboxing star Jorge Acero Cali.

Maidana has been out of the ring since September of 2014, when he lost a twelve round decision in his rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

According to Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs), he's lost more than 60-pounds for the upcoming fight.

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Maidana believes his body is getting in the proper shape for a ring return in sanctioned fights.

He would like to fight a big name at either junior middleweight or welterweight. It remains to be seen if Maidana can get all the way down to 147-pounds.

“There was a time when I was very anxious, ate a lot and gained a lot of weight. There came a point when I realized that I had to lose weight to get well again,” Maidana told Clarin.

"I took advantage of my time away to enjoy things. I enjoyed the family, fishing. I liked the ability to walk around freely without having to think about anything. Sometimes I didn't even know what day it was ... I was so relaxed that I was losing track of time. But it's also good to be busy like right now, with something I like. I have my schedules, my organization. That is also good.

"I was not so complicated [to get back in fighting shape]. I never stopped exercising at all: I kept cycling and running. But when I  gained all of those extra pounds I had to make a little more effort. I had tried to fight again in the United States [last year] but I had some problems.

"Now they convinced me for this exhibition and after April 18, it depends on how the fight plays out, we will take a good look at the future. I am willing to listen to offers, everything that comes up."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-05-2020

I hope Maidana got in him. Imagine Maidana winning a World Title, that is going to be one of the best comebacks. In the perfect world, I want Maidana retire, because getting hit to much at his age is risky…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 03-05-2020

He's looking good to be fair.

Comment by Bronx23 on 03-05-2020

[QUOTE=R_Walken;20444647]I dont know if Arizia words should be considered gospel , Many in the sport Consider him a sh.it stain weasel Why would Haymon try to hold Maidana hostage. He let Matthysse , Dirrell & Vanes walk away with out…

Comment by Idunnoshet on 03-05-2020

[QUOTE=Bronx23;20444603]Maidana comes up at 16:00 mark [url]https://youtu.be/sbC9pP9pDmE[/url][/QUOTE Damn. Signing Maidana just to hate on Arum. Shady ass shet. Thanks for the link.

Comment by Bronx23 on 03-05-2020

[QUOTE=NachoMan;20444614]He's lost 60+ pounds and he's still GETTING into shape?!? How bad did things get?[/QUOTE] He was 240 at his worst

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