Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Marcos Maidana Prepares For Farewell Bout, Against Cali, in April

Former two division world champion Marcos "Chino" Maidana is planning to return to the ring for a special attraction bout against Jorge "Acero" Cali, a former world kickboxing champion, in a fight that will be governed by the rules of boxing.

The contest is taking place at a catch-weight around the cruiserweight limit. The contract signing will take place on Friday, November 15 at the Faena Hotel, in Puerto Madero.

The return of the Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) will take place on April 4 or 11 in 2020, at a venue to be defined, in a five round contest, with the rounds being three minutes long.

maidana-cali

The cross-sport bout could lead to another fight with more meaning, admits his manager. But that all depends on Maidana's desire to continue fighting.

"Maidana returns to boxing because he accepted the challenge of 'Acero' Cali. They have been trading messages and videos since January of this year, before Marcos left for the United States to prepare for the return that did not happen. This is serious," Ernesto Ricci, manager of Maidana, confirmed to Télam.

Maidana's manager further stated that this return "is a way to say goodbye to the fans of Argentina, something he could not do. With Marcos, nothing is ever final. Perhaps when dusting off the gloves he gets bitten by the bug and goes for a world-class opponent. Offers [for high profile fights] are not lacking. The only thing I can tell you is that there are no miracles in boxing."

Maidana, 36-years-old, has been retired since losing his second fight against Floyd Mayweather, on September 13, 2014. Cali is pushing 47-years-old, although he is in great shape for his age.

The fighter from Santa Fe had started training at the beginning of February 2019 for his return to boxing.

However, at the end of April, after an intense preparation under the orders of physical trainer Alex Ariza, Maidana decided to return to Argentina and reconsider his decision to return to fight "because there were things that were not right" with the deal he reached with Premier Boxing Champions.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by revelated on 11-13-2019

[QUOTE=Flo_Raiden;20185682]Dang, his last fight was 5 years ago at WW/LMW, and now he's fighting at CW? Boy, he really let himself go with that Mayweather money. Sad to hear. Hope he's able to fight with that much weight on him.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by larryx... on 11-12-2019

well, get that money Chino

Comment by NC Uppercut on 11-12-2019

[QUOTE=lefthandtruth;20184486]He’ll have a contract demand that allows him to drink beer between rounds. He’ll be puking beer all over, but I bet you he knocks dude out in the 9th.[/QUOTE] The fights only 5 rounds...to be sure he cannot get…

Comment by Flo_Raiden on 11-12-2019

Dang, his last fight was 5 years ago at WW/LMW, and now he's fighting at CW? Boy, he really let himself go with that Mayweather money. Sad to hear. Hope he's able to fight with that much weight on him.

Comment by MinuteMaid5 on 11-12-2019

Maidana had a memorable bout with welterweight Anthony Joshua, Adrien Broner.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (30)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Haye Supports Mike Tyson Return, But Urges Him To Stay Away From Younger Fighters Sergio Martinez: Ring Return is Not To Chase Canelo, Not Looking For Him Which Active Fighters Deserve To Be Called Great? Navarrete, Greer, Andrew Moloney To Headline Top Rank's ESPN Shows In June Tureano Johnson Targets Jaime Munguia Showdown Chisora Could Make Debut in Bellator if Usyk Fight is Postponed For Too Long Jose Pedraza Training Hard For June Return in Las Vegas Joshua Doubts He'd 'Get Away' With Making Statements Like Fury Pascal: Browne, Jack, Elbiali - Everybody Wants To Have A Rematch With Me Dillian Whyte: Wilder Is Injured; WBC Should Order Fury To Fight Me Next Haney Eyes August Return; Says Surgically Repaired Shoulder Stronger Than Ever Top Rank Summer Series - Venue, More Details Revealed Fury Expects WBC To Allow Joshua Fight Before Making Mandated Defense Against Whyte Billy Joe Saunders: I Would Love To Fight Canelo In An Empty Arena Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-Golovkin, Hagler, ATG List, More Andrew Moloney Very Pumped For American Debut on Top Rank Card Ricky Burns: I Know I Have Got a Year or Two Left of My Career WBC Prez Explains His "100% Support" For Mike Tyson's Ring Return Anthony Joshua: Tyson Fury is On My Hit List - I Want His Belt! Abner Mares Targets Joseph Diaz, Ryan Garcia: They Know I Bring a Good Name Gilberto Ramirez Eyes July 25 Return, Says Bivol More Dangerous Than Beterbiev Nevada Commission Rolls Out Testing Protocol For Closed Doors Events Roman Gonzalez vs. Andrew Moloney Should Be Next, Says WBA Prez Tyson Fury on Joshua: I’ll Knock Him Out in Two To Three Rounds Fury is Top Paid Combat Sports Star on Forbes 2020 'Highest Paid Athletes' List Chris Jericho Aims To Expand The Mike Tyson Storyline, Box Him Thurman: Give Me Four Years, I Can Make Jameis Winston A Contender Mike Tyson Offered $1.1 Million For Peter McNeeley Rematch Froch Reacts To Groves: Referee Did Him a Massive Favor in First Fight Porter Receptive to Garcia Rematch, Dismissive Of Return Bout With Ugas Haney: I'll Stay At 135 For Maybe Another Year; Eventually See Myself At 154 Fury Co-Trainer Andy Lee: Breland Saved Wilder's Career With By Throwing In Towel Jose Ramirez 'Definitely' Wants To Fight Crawford When He Moves Up To 147 Angelo Leo Aims To Become Multi-Division Champion Shuan Boxing To Work With ESPN, D.R. Officials To Reschedule May 30 Show Bellew Gives Ngannou "Zero Chance" To Beat Whyte in Boxing Callum Johnson vs. Joshua Buatsi Could Have Title at Stake, Says Hearn Whyte Expects Fury To Beat Deontay Wilder Up - Explains Why Giovani Santillan Signs Co-Promotional With Top Rank, Return on June 16 Goossen: Fury Learned New Game In One Camp; Why Can't Wilder Learn To Fight Inside?
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement