By Elisinio Castillo
Former two division world champion Marcos 'El Chino' Maidana (35-5, 31KOs) has yet to begin training for a possible ring return in the fall.
Maidana has been out of the ring since losing back to back fights to WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014.
He made a lot of money from those pay-per-view encounters and decided to take some time off to spend with his family. But now his inactivity is approaching the one year mark.
Some recent photos of Maidana showed that he gained a significant amount of weight, which worried his trainer Robert Garcia.
Garcia feels that it's going to take several months to get Maidana's body in fighting shape.
Last week there were reports that Maidana would come to the United States shortly to begin plans for a return in November, but his manager Sebastian Contursi says the information is pure speculation at this point.
"At the moment, there is absolutely nothing confirmed about Maidana beginning his training in the United States, let alone having a fight date. The different stories that are circulating on the internet by certain media are just rumors," Contursi said.