Marcos Maidana: A special kind of tough

Marcos Maidana - Argentine warrior (warrior with a capital 'W') Marcos Maidana is living like a king these days, his wealth and comfort a well-earned result of the blood, sweat and tears he left inside the ring – and the pain he inflicted. Aside from Jose Luis Castillo, did any fighter come closer to beating the sublime Floyd Mayweather; in “El Chino's” first fight with “Money?”

Argentine warrior (warrior with a capital ‘W’) Marcos Maidana is living like a king these days, his wealth and comfort a well-earned result of the blood, sweat and tears he left inside the ring – and the pain he inflicted. Aside from Jose Luis Castillo, did any fighter come closer to beating the sublime Floyd Mayweather; in “El Chino’s” first fight with “Money?”

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Marcos Maidana Confirmed For Third Edition Of Box Fan Expo

2 Time World Champion Marcos Maidana has confirmed that he will appear to Meet & Greet his fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 3rd edition of Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday May 6, 2017 from 10am to 5pm, during Cinco De Mayo weekend. The Boxing Expo will also coincide with the mega fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez jr, that will take place later that evening.

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Adios, Marcos, and thanks for the great fights! Maidana announces his retirement at age 33

Marcos Maidana - Just when we thought there was a chance, just a small chance, he might fight again - the rumour mill going into overdrive simply because “El Chino” stepped back into a gym - Argentine warrior Marcos Maidana has made it official: he has retired from the sport he gave so much excitement to, at age 33. The former two-weight champion wrote on social media how he no longer has the fire inside him.

Just when we thought there was a chance, just a small chance, he might fight again – the rumour mill going into overdrive simply because “El Chino” stepped back into a gym – Argentine warrior Marcos Maidana has made it official: he has retired from the sport he gave so much excitement to, at age 33. The former two-weight champion wrote on social media how he no longer has the fire inside him.

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Marcos Maidana thinking possible comeback?

Marcos Maidana - The last time we saw Marcos Maidana in a fight, he was losing his money-spinner of a return meeting with Floyd Mayweather Junior in September of 2014. The next time we saw him after that, in a photo that was widely viewed on the internet, Maidana was carrying plenty of excess weight and had seemingly been enjoying the money he earned in his two big fights with “Money.” it seemed we had seen the ferocious Argentine warrior’s last fight.

The last time we saw Marcos Maidana in a fight, he was losing his money-spinner of a return meeting with Floyd Mayweather Junior in September of 2014. The next time we saw him after that, in a photo that was widely viewed on the internet, Maidana was carrying plenty of excess weight and had seemingly been enjoying the money he earned in his two big fights with “Money.” it seemed we had seen the ferocious Argentine warrior’s last fight.

But now, in speaking with RingTV.com, Mikey Garcia – himself having a comeback of his own – says he has a feeling Maidana may embark on a ring return some time in the future. Garcia, Ring reports, has been sparring with Maidana’s younger brother Fabian, and he says “El Chino” has expressed interest in returning to the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy to both help his brother and work out and lose some of that excess weight he picked up last year.

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Robert Garcia doesn’t think Marcos Maidana wants to fight again (and fans who saw a certain photo of Maidana will know why!)

Marcos Maidana - A couple of days ago, a photo of Argentine warrior Marcos Maidana surfaced on the internet and it caused quite a response, being re-posted a number of times. Maidana looks very much over his fighting weight in the pic, his stomach bloated and rings of fat evident. Immediately after seeing the picture, fans everywhere came to the seemingly obvious conclusion: the once great action fighter who gave us memorable fights with the likes of Victor Ortiz, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and, most recently, Floyd Mayweather Junior twice will not be fighting again.

A couple of days ago, a photo of Argentine warrior Marcos Maidana surfaced on the internet and it caused quite a response, being re-posted a number of times. Maidana looks very much over his fighting weight in the pic, his stomach bloated and rings of fat evident. Immediately after seeing the picture, fans everywhere came to the seemingly obvious conclusion: the once great action fighter who gave us memorable fights with the likes of Victor Ortiz, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and, most recently, Floyd Mayweather Junior twice will not be fighting again.

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Marcos Maidana Looking at Tentative ‘Early Part of 2016’ Return

Marcos Maidana - Since earning a pair of career high paydays in back-to-back world title challenges to Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana has been relaxing and enjoying the good life back home in Argentina with no serious signs of return, although according his to manager, Sebastian Contursi, 'Chino' will indeed be back in action sometime in the early part of 2016.

Since earning a pair of career high paydays in back-to-back world title challenges to Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana has been relaxing and enjoying the good life back home in Argentina with no serious signs of return, although according his to manager, Sebastian Contursi, ‘Chino’ will indeed be back in action sometime in the early part of 2016.

It’s also possible when he does make his return that the Argentine former 2 weight champ will be looking to capture world honours at a third weight – 154lbs – making him the first Argentinian boxer in history to achieve such a feat.

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Marcos Maidana Struggling for Motivation After Mayweather

Marcos Maidana - It has now been over a year since the first of  Marcos Maidana's back to back fights with Floyd Mayweather, with no immediate signs of the Argentine puncher returning to the ring.

It has now been over a year since the first of Marcos Maidana’s back to back fights with Floyd Mayweather, with no immediate signs of the Argentine puncher returning to the ring.

Maidana earned a pair of career-high purses for the dual decision losses to Mayweather and in the months since has been enjoying life in his home country, ballooning in weight considerably and struggling to find the motivation to make a return.

However his manager Sebastian Contursi has said that “Chino” will now be looking to get back in training at the Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, US and see how he feels ahead of a possible in-ring return later this year.

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Broner : ‘Maidana Didn’t Beat Me, I Beat Myself’ – Broner v Porter

Marcos Maidana - I guess I was one of those that hoped Adrien Broner might mature a little bit in defeat, use such a humbling as a learning curve and come back not only stronger but having had a much needed "attitude adjustment."

I guess I was one of those that hoped Adrien Broner might mature a little bit in defeat, use such a humbling as a learning curve and come back not only stronger but having had a much needed “attitude adjustment.”

Like so many people constantly say about “The Problem”, it’s not necessarily ability that’s the issue for him – he has natural talent in spades – rather his attitude, arrogance and out of ring histrionics and theatrics that have given to so many people disliking him and willing he be knocked out whenever he gets between the ropes.

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2014/2015 Reviews & Previews: Ward, Broner, Maidana, Marquez, Thurman, Danny Garcia, & Kell Brook

Marcos Maidana - (Note: As part of a week long breakdown, boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace analyzes where today’s top fighters stand, and whether or not 2015 could be the year many of them fall. This week long analysis will cover over 30 fighters from around the world)

(Note: As part of a week long breakdown, boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace analyzes where today’s top fighters stand, and whether or not 2015 could be the year many of them fall. This week long analysis will cover over 30 fighters from around the world)

ANDRE WARD

Throughout Boxing history we’ve seen drugs, alcohol, crime, and a host of other demons strip precious time away from distracted talents which they could never get back. In the case of Andre Ward, 2014 proved that even for a focused “Son of God” the ills of the sport can be far too much of a cross to bear. For Ward, a stiff game of politics has been more of a test outside the ring than his incredible talent ever allowed inside of it.

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