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Maidana's Adviser on The Separation From Golden Boy

By Miguel Rivera

The boxing world was buzzing when news broke on Friday that Golden Boy Promotions and longtime business partner Al Haymon were going their separate ways.

A large portion of Haymon's stable was fighting under Golden Boy, but many of those fighters were not contractually bound to the company.

The terms of their separation were not revealed, but many of Golden Boy's biggest names (or at least the names which headlined their cards in recent years) are leaving with Haymon - like Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner, Deontay Wilder, Robert Guerrero, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence, Peter Quillin, Danny Jacobs and even Marcos Maidana. Only four of Haymon's fighters will remain with Golden Boy, because those fighters have actual promotional contracts with Oscar De La Hoya's company.

Maidana's adviser, Sebastian Contursi, discussed the separation between his fighter and Golden Boy.

"Actually, the contract between Golden Boy Promotions and Maidana ended with the fights against Mayweather. In parallel we have a contract with our adviser Al Haymon, which remains in force. Therefore, technically, it can be said that Maidana has no promotional contract. Haymon 100% fulfilled his promises of fights and certainly his incorporation has been crucial for the path of Maidana," said Sebastian to ESPN Deportes.

"We were on good terms with Golden Boy. In fact, despite the progress made by the 'Chino' it was not always the easiest [relationship], and there were moments, like against Amir Khan for example - where we felt that Englishman was the favorite [for Golden Boy] but both boxers are with Golden Boy. We must be grateful to promoter Oscar de la Hoya. Thanks to them ...Oscar, Richard Schaefer, Eric Gomez, Robert Diaz, Monica Sears, Ramiro Gonzalez - Maidana was able to start growing in the major leagues of boxing. Consequently, our doors are always open to working with them again if the occasion arises."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 01-11-2015

Not sure what to make of this. Maidana is a great fighter and was hoping to take out Pac this year while Thurman slurps his bolas. I hope he can still land quality fights. Maidana = A side against anyone…

Comment by boxingitis on 01-11-2015

Is haymond still going to make wack fight? He wont last.

Comment by Rath on 01-10-2015

[QUOTE=Reloaded;15269490]There was never ever loyalty in boxing , everybody is out for the best deal for themselves , its a business and they are prize fighters .[/QUOTE] What about Pac and Floyd? Pac is to Arum as Floyd is to…

Comment by Deevel916 on 01-10-2015

[QUOTE=Weebler I;15270124]Haymon did right by Maidana, he got to beat Broner and then landed two Mayweather fights. Can hardly blame him for this.[/QUOTE] He was severely lowballed for both his fights with Floyd. Bradley made more than double for 1…

Comment by Weebler I on 01-10-2015

Haymon did right by Maidana, he got to beat Broner and then landed two Mayweather fights. Can hardly blame him for this.

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