Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Robert Garcia Gives Thoughts on Marcos Maidana's Retirement

By Francisco Salazar

Former two-time world titleholder Marcos Maidana announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon.

Maidana had many high-profile fights, including his last two fights against Floyd Mayweather.

Before earning the right to fight Mayweather, Maidana had won four bouts in a row, including his 12 round unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner. The fight was highlighted by Maidana's two knockdowns over the flamboyant fighter, who entered the bout unbeaten.

002_Marcos_Maidana

Many in boxing believe the success of Maidana was due to working with trainer Robert Garcia. Maidana, who is originally from Argentina, began working with Garcia in Oxnard, Calif. in the spring of 2012 after losing a one-sided decision to Devon Alexander in February of that year.

"'Chino' Maidana gave me some of my best moments as a boxing trainer," said Garcia in a text message to Boxingscene.com Wednesday afternoon . "Together we accomplished what very few thought we could do."

"When a fighter doesn't have the fire to continue fighting, it is best for him to retire, and that's the case with with 'Chino.' He is healthy, made a lot of money, and is very happy enjoying live with his loved one."

Maidana's had been out of the ring since September of 2014, when he lost by unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather. The fight was a rematch from their fight four months prior, when Maidana lost a close majority decision loss to Mayweather.

Maidana retires with a pro record of 35-5, 31 KOs.

"I support him in his decision to retire," said Garcia, who continued to work with unbeaten Fabian Maidana, the younger brother of Marcos.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing  

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rudy on 08-11-2016

thats what you told your Baby MOTHER WHEN SHE ASKED YOU FOR MONEY

Comment by JASON SHAW on 08-11-2016

[quote=rudy;16940734]i did she said you come to quick[/quote] damn you and your mommy are both liars!

Comment by rudy on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;16940710]ASK YOUR MOMMY ABOUT MY FITNESS!:bottle::bottle::bottle:[/QUOTE] I did she said you come to quick

Comment by JASON SHAW on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=rudy;16940607]I bet your a fitness fanatic:gives:[/QUOTE] ASK YOUR MOMMY ABOUT MY FITNESS!:bottle::bottle::bottle:

Comment by rudy on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;16940005]Lucas and chino are used to the gaucho lazy lifestyle! Great talents tho![/QUOTE] I bet your a fitness fanatic:gives:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin Archie Sharp Aims To Land Ryan Garcia, His Female Fans Too Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement