Marcos Maidana Wants War, Targets The Best at Welter

After his thrilling TKO win over game Mexican boxer Jesus Soto Karass on Sept. 15 at the MGM Hotel on Las Vegas, former WBA Super Lightweight world champion and current Welterweight contender Marcos “El Chino” Maidana of Argentina discusses his present and future.

“I’m really happy since I was anxious to fight since last May. It was the longest training camp in my career. But it was for a good reason ‘cause it allowed me to pick up a few things from my new trainer Robert Garcia and I think it paid off in the ring,” Maidana said.

Regarding hooking up with Garcia, “El Chino” said that “Robert told me to use my jab, head movement and my legs much more than I usually do. And I guess I improved in those areas. Overall, all my team did a great job and I’ve felt very comfortable during training camp Robert’s gym in Oxnard.”

“I wanted to prove the world that the fight against (Devon) Alexander was only an off night for me. And I wanted to prove that I do bring my power and punch to 147 lbs. Soto Karass has a hell of a chin and a heart the size of a lion. However, I was able to clearly knock him down and finish him off. They now tell me it was one of the best fights of the year and I’m glad to hear that!”

Maidana also talked about his future step in the 147 lbs. division, in which some now considers him a force to be reckoned with.

“Now it’s up to my promoter Golden Boy Promotions and my advisor Sebastian Contursi to get a big fight and I know they will. This is a division plenty of great fighters the likes of Guerrero, Malignaggi, Alexander, Bradley. Not to mention Mayweather or Pacquiao or Khan if he moves up. It’ll be an honor to get in the ring with any of them. I’m ready to go back to Oxnard any minute since I want to keep learning and, most specially, keep giving the fans the excitement they deserve”.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Syf on 09-28-2012

[QUOTE=FloydvsPac;12558788]If Mayweather-Pacquiao doesn't happen in 2013...dare I say Pacquiao-Maidana??? Fight of the Year, guaranteed!![/QUOTE] Good fight. Can't pick against Pac in that one.

Comment by ddangerous on 09-28-2012

If Maidana/Guerrero comes off, I'm picking Chino by KO.

Comment by arizashakes on 09-28-2012

Really like Maidana, definitely one of my favourite fighters at the moment. Kids got real heart. Hope he lands a title fight somewhere in the future.

Comment by FloydvsPac on 09-28-2012

If Mayweather-Pacquiao doesn't happen in 2013...dare I say Pacquiao-Maidana??? Fight of the Year, guaranteed!!

Comment by Syf on 09-28-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12558768]Well I want to see Alexander-Malianggi because of the trash talk and build up between them, plus it's a unification. Why not Maidana vs. Hatton in March???[/QUOTE] That'd be a scrap. Maidana wins, imo. Both men would make their mark…

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