Maidana Targets Summer Return, Wants Danny Garcia

By Ryan Burton

Marcos "Chino" Maidana's adviser Sebastian Contursi has advised that his fighter is targeting a late summer return to the ring.

Maidana had a busy stretch, facing Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather twice in less than a year's time and is currently taking a break from the ring.

"Marcos had a very busy 9 month stretch with three big fights so he's taking a well deserved rest. He's going to marry his girlfriend in April and we are looking at him returning in August or September," Contursi stated.

As far as potential opponents, Contursi said there aren't any definite plans but revealed one name that interests Maidana.  

"The only name that Marcos has mentioned is Danny Garcia.  That is a fight he really wants and I think it would be a very good fight," Contursi told "Being that Garcia beat (Lucas) Matthysse it would be looked at in Argentina as a revenge fight even though it really isn't."

Garcia returns on April 11th and will face Lamont Peterson at a catchweight of 143 pounds. Garcia's most recent fight was also at a catchweight so a move to welterweight where Maidana campaigns will likely take place in the near future.

Both fighters are aligned with powerful adviser Al Haymon which makes the potential fight a more likely possibility.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Szef on 03-09-2015

Another Argentinian "killer" on Garcia's resume. Make it happen.

Comment by LoadedWraps on 03-09-2015

[QUOTE=bmud reggin;15449738]Garcia don't want none of Maidana. Chino has been in the ring with way harder hitters than Garcia, and knocked them out. I see Garcia taking a similar beating that Broner took, and his dad crying in the corner…

Comment by BufordTannen on 03-09-2015

[QUOTE=animalfan10;15449832]Americans love to hate on and underrate their homegrown fighters for some weird reason....If Danny was from Uzbekistan or some random country everyone would be calling him the next God and savior of boxing...Once Errol Spence gets some more good…

Comment by animalfan10 on 03-09-2015

[QUOTE=PeasantCrusha;15447423]He beat Theopane... Dominated Judah until his right arm gave him problems in last two rounds. And put Lucas on his ass and got the the win. Danny is being underrated at this point.[/QUOTE] Americans love to hate on and…

Comment by animalfan10 on 03-09-2015

Danny is the East Coast American fighter and I'll be supporting him if this fight happens....It's gonna be a tough fight for both guys. Both can win I don't get why Americans don't support their homegrown fighters better....Canada and UK…

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