Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return

By Jake Donovan

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.-- From the moment he arrived in town, Marcos Maidana was overcome with fond memories of the biggest win of his career.

The former two-division champ was a smash hit in San Antonio just over 2 1/2 years ago, becoming the first to hang a loss on Adrien Broner in their headlining act at the Alamodome, violently snatching his welterweight title in the process.

The intention for this particular weekend was not to stroll down memory lane, however; rather, he planned to sit in the background and support younger brother Fabian Maidana, who stopped Jorge Maysonet Jr. in the 7th round of their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Sports Network headliner Saturday evening at Scottish Rite Theatre. The venue was barely a mile away from the Alamodome, which Team Maidana drove past en route to arriving on site, drawing a smile from the face of the 33-year old, who has been out of the ring since a pair of hard-fought losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014.

Maidana vs Maysonet_07_23_2016_Fight_Ryan Greene _ Premier Boxing Champions

What it didn't draw was the sudden urge to announce an oft-rumored comeback of any kind.

"I came here to support Fabian, that was my only plan this weekend," a sharply-dressed Maidana told after the fight. "We know by now to expect everyone to ask when I'm coming back. Even if I was planning to return (to the ring), I wouldn't do it here. This night is all about Fabian."

Whether it's due to his status as a cult favorite or simple curiosity, fans and media have been desperate for a Chino in-ring sighting seemingly from the moment he came up short in his Sept. '14 rematch with Mayweather. The sequel came four months after Maidana handed the unbeaten pound-for-pound king arguably the toughest test of his career, both of which followed his career-defining win versus Broner.

The trio of fights padded his bank account, as he is fully enjoying life without any real thoughts of making another run at a welterweight title.

That said, the thought from those in desperate search of an exhausted storyline pondered whether seeing his brother in action could very well stir up those fighting juices.

"Bueno..." Maidana grinned, unintentionally  rubbing his belly which sat comfortably above his belt line. "One thing I will say; I will be back in the gym on Monday - not to train for a fight or a comeback, but just for general health, for my own peace of mind."

Twitter: @JakeNDaBox_v2

Tags: Marcos Maidana image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 07-24-2016

He doesnt have to make weight or take all of the punishment his fans love for HIM to take, he made a great pay day, got to face the best, had a new kid, probably bought a couple of donkeys,…

Comment by chav on 07-24-2016

The only fight he's interested in now, is to get the front of the queue at the all you can eat diner. Looks like he might eat the plate and cutlery too the fat bastard

Comment by j0zef on 07-24-2016

Can Maidana even make MW nowadays? Stay retired Chino.

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 07-24-2016

Cotto vs Maidana at 154 in December. That would be fun.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-24-2016

I hope he stays retired. Supposedly he's never been a guy who loves boxing so much as a guy who's good at boxing & saw it as a way to make a ton of money. He made a ton of…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him Jarrell Miller: Dillian Whyte is a Clown, Nobody is Afraid of Him Sullivan Barrera: I'm a Free Agent - I Want Alvarez, Beterbiev, Jack Tomoki Kameda Eyes Rey Vargas After Capturing WBC Interim-Belt Linares: Canelo is Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter in The World Malignaggi: Bellew Was Clever & Good; Usyk Was Very Frustrated Froch: Fighting Joshua May Be Too Ambitious For 'Special' Usyk Hearn Expects Purse Bid Battle For Lomachenko-Crolla Rights Eddie Hearn: Tony Bellew One Of Best Men You'll Ever Meet Jazza Dickens on Life in Miami, Training in The United States Malignaggi: Usyk Should Fight Whyte, Chisora or Oquendo First Luis Ortiz: Wilder Will Put Fury To Sleep - Then I Want Rematch! Brian Phillips Discusses Life Inside Tyson Fury's Training Camp Tony Bellew - Just a World-Class Fighter Rizin Aims To Get Mayweather vs. Nasukawa Back on Track Usyk Will Take His Time, Will Not Rush To a Joshua Fight Tony Bellew: I Had To Retire, My Body Can't Take it No More Tevin Farmer To Face Francisco Fonseca on Canelo-Fielding Card Marine Sergeant Morante Campaigns For Boxing in Paralympics Commey: Mikey Garcia Knew it Was a Massive Risk To Fight Me Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye: I Had Bellew Ahead Of Usyk By One, But He Unraveled Whyte: I Would Maul Usyk All Night, He'll Struggle at Heavyweight! Photos: Gamboa, Juanma Win Bouts To Set Up 2019 Showdown Hearn Sees Numerous Options For Usyk's Debut at Heavyweight Beterbiev Was Advised By Coach To Push Back Smith Defense David Benavidez To Stay Busy, Then Face Dirrell-Yildirim Winner Bellew: Usyk Best I've Fought; Only Best, Biggest Will Beat Him Hearn 'Pleased People Got To See Real Bellew' Versus Usyk Photos: Usyk Secures a Brutal Knockout of Bellew - HUGE Gallery Photos: Crolla Beats Yordan To Secure Lomachenko Title Shot Photos: David Allen Breaks Down, Stops Bracamonte in Seven Photos: Ricky Burns, Josh Kelly Secure Big Knockout Wins Bellew Warns Heavyweights: Stay Away From Oleksandr Usyk!

Latest Active Forum Threads