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Marcos Maidana Not Planning To Return To The Ring

By Miguel Rivera

Former world champion Marcos Maidana has practically ruled out the idea of ?returning to the ring, despite all of the publicity he got a few days ago.

Earlier this week, a video was circulated on the internet, where Maidana was seen throwing punches in the gym and called for a trilogy fight with former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather.

In a conversation with the newspaper La Nación de Argentina, Maidana did not discuss the idea of fighting Mayweather - but instead he broke down that he wanted to avoid the scenario of joining the long list of boxers who, after announcing their retirement, would turn around and return to the ring.

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This year will mark a a five year period for Maidana's retirement. The boxer announced his retirement after losing back to back decisions to Floyd Mayweather in high profile pay-per-view events.

"Almost everyone says they are retiring and then they come back... I want to be unique, I don't want to go back on my word, I'm fine, I would not go back, I would look for other resources... I have other businesses, other things. I retired and it's over. Boxing is something that was left behind," said Maidana.

When asked if he missed boxing, he said that wasn't the case.

"It was a job, I retired, the time on the stage is over. I'm still traveling, going to fights, but without training or going to the ring. The fights with Mayweather helped me retire early," revealed Maidana.

"I never thought I was going to become a champion, I was boxing because I liked it, I did it well. I felt it was a job, that motivated me and I went ahead."

Maidana promotes the fight of his younger brother, Fabián, against Jaider Parra this Saturday. 'TNT' Maidana (16-0, 12 KOs) is a favorite to defeat Parra (32-2-1, 21 KO's) at the Polideportivo Stadium in Mar del Plata.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SHOOTALLCLOWNS on 01-15-2019

I will say never say never when it comes to boxers staying retired for good. nothing surprises me with these guys. I could see maidana coming back to fight at heavyweight with how fat he's gotten lol.

Comment by SHOOTALLCLOWNS on 01-15-2019

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19425429]Good for Maidana, and don't blame him. He would have some trouble with today's top welters. I'm still a little pissed at him for being such a dirty MF in the first Floyd fight, but more pissed at the idiot…

Comment by -Kev- on 01-15-2019

I'll always remember Maidana for embarrassing Broner and destroying Ortiz. Also, out of Mayweather's last 10 opponents starting from Berto to Marquez, I thought Maidana in the first fight gave the best effort against Mayweather. Even coming awfully close to…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-15-2019

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff So the first fight hurt your feelings cuz your idol got a bit roughed up. Then the second fight Bayless obviously was paid off to protect your precious Floydie. LOL Quote: Originally Posted by JWHardin…

Comment by JWHardin on 01-13-2019

[QUOTE=daggum;19428283]clinching non stop is not a boxing match.[/QUOTE] You are right. Neither is wrestling, which is what Maidana was trying to do. Most tie ups are the result of one boxer attempting to wrestle instead of box. If that was…

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