By Elisinio Castillo
Former two division world champion Marcos 'El Chino' Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is planning to return to the ring in the coming months.
He intends to return to the ring under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions, which is no surprise with his long relationship with PBC founder and powerful boxing manager Al Haymon.
Maidana, who is still only 35-years-old, has been out of the ring since losing back to back decisions to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014. Both of those fights were carried on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Maidana announced his comeback on Friday night in a video, which was released to numerous Spanish outlets like Univision.
The Argentina puncher has already been training for the last month.
Initially, Maidana announced his return last month in Argentina. But then he went quiet for a few weeks and appeared to step away from those plans.
It didn't take long before rumors of his return would resurface in the Argentine press.
Obviously the boxing bug is giving Maidana an itch the he needs to scratch.
During his time away from the ring, he's been working as a promoter back home, and staged an event last month where his younger brother Fabian Maidana suffered his first career defeat.
While sitting on the sidelines Maidana gained a considerable amount of weight - but he intends to fight again as a welterweight.
PBC has no shortage of welterweights opponents - like Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, WBA champion Keith Thurman, IBF champion Errol Spence, WBC champion Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Josesito Lopez, Devon Alexander, Andre Berto - and several others.
Around the time of his retirement, PBC was attempting to match him against Thurman, who was calling for the fight.
Maidana holds wins over Lopez and Broner, but suffered a decision loss to Alexander.
Among his other big wins, Maidana defeated Victor Ortiz, Jesus Soto Karass, Erik Morales, Petr Petrov, Victor Cayo, DeMarcus Corley.