Maidana in 2009
|Real name||Marcos René Maidana|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
July 17, 1983 |
Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina
|Wins by KO||31|
Marcos René Maidana (born 17 July 1983) is an Argentine professional boxer and the current WBA Welterweight champion. He currently has a professional record of 35–3, with his only professional losses coming against Andreas Kotelnik, Amir Khan and Devon Alexander, all by decision. His most famous fight and biggest win was against Adrien Broner on 14 December 2013, where Maidana handed Broner his first defeat, knocked him down twice and captured his WBA Welterweight title in the process.
On February 2, 2009, Andreas Kotelnik beat Maidana via controversial split decision, with the judges scoring the fight 115-114, 113-115, 115-113 in Kotelnik's favour.
Maidana's first fight in the United States was against Mexican-American Victor Ortíz, that took place on June 27, 2009. Maidana was knocked down three times within the first two rounds, but rallied and came back to beat Ortiz for the interim WBA super lightweight title with a sixth-round TKO victory.
After his fight with Ortiz, it was rumoured that Maidana would face British boxer, and WBA super lightweight champion, Amir Khan, who won the title after defeating Andreas Kotelnik. However, Khan opted for Paulie Malignaggi as his next opponent. As a result, Maidana was scheduled to fight undefeated Victor Manuel Cayo, whose record, at that time, included 16 knockouts from 24 wins on March 27, 2010. Maidana knocked out the undefeated Victor Cayo in the sixth round to retain his interim WBA super lightweight title.
After failing to secure a fight with Timothy Bradley, Maidana fought and defeated DeMarcus Corley in August 2010. Despite knocking Corley down in the 7th round, Maidana had to go the distance for only the fourth time in his career, eventually securing victory via unanimous decision (117-110, 117-110, 115-112).
Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana
Before his fight with Corley, Maidana accused Khan and trainer Freddie Roach of "hypocrisy" and called out Khan in an interview:
|“||I'll go to Khan's home soil to take the other portion of the WBA title, which belongs to me ... They say they want me next when the cameras and mics are on. But when it comes to make the fight for real Roach begs Golden Boy Promotions to keep Khan away from me.||”|
Khan dominated the fight early and knocked down Maidana in the 1st round with a left hook to the liver, but had to withstand a furious barrage by Maidana in round 10, and continually back up during rounds 11 and 12. Maidana was unable to finish Khan however, who went on to win the fight by unanimous decision. The fight was awarded the Boxing Writers Association of America Award for Fight of the Year.
Erik Morales vs. Marcos Maidana
In the first round against Erik Morales, Maidana came out with ferocity as expected and proceeded to batter his older opponent around the ring. He landed multiple power punches, including an uppercut that opened a huge swelling over Morales' left eye which worsened over the course of the fight, and when the Mexican walked back to his corner having taken a large amount of punishment in the opening three minutes most observers felt their predictions were being fulfilled. The one-sided nature of the bout continued for the next couple of rounds, but then at the end of the third round Morales begin to fight back and landed a hard combination to the head of Maidana and the tide began to turn.
From the fourth round onwards and although he was effectively fighting with one eye, Morales gave as good as he got and was landing the cleaner more effective shots, albeit occasionally being swarmed by the sheer number of punches being landed in return by the relentless Maidana. The fight became a see-saw affair and then, in the eighth round, Morales hit Maidana with a huge left hook that almost stopped the Argentinian. The next couple of rounds continued in this fashion, with Maidana using his strength and stamina to bully Morales and the Mexican using his sharper punching and ring intelligence to land effective counters and combinations. The fight was fast turning into a modern classic.
In the "championship rounds" (the eleventh and twelfth), Morales seemed to tire and Maidana took advantage, overwhelming him with his strength and punishing the ageing warrior continually to the head and body. Maidana finished the fight much the stronger of the two and his late surge gave him the win on the scorecards, 116-112 twice with the third judge scoring the fight a draw, 114-114.
Maidana was scheduled to defend his title Aug. 27 against Robert Guerrero, but Guerrero suffered a shoulder injury less than two weeks before the fight. Maidana's fought Petr Petrov of Russia on Sept. 23 instead, winning by fourth round knockout.
On February 25, 2012 Maidana moved up to welterweight and fought Devon Alexander who was also moving up in weight. Maidana clearly seemed uncomfortable in his first fight at the new weight as Alexander dominated the fight and went on to win a lopsided unanimous decision. In his first fight following the Alexander loss, Maidana defeated Jesus Soto Karass on September 15, 2012 by eighth round TKO in a back-and-forth slugfest.
Maidana then fought the widely-unknown Angel Martinez on December 12, 2012. Maidana won the fight by TKO in the third round.
Maidana scored a TKO over welterweight contender Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of a June 9, 2013 fight. Maidana had injured his hip in the second round and Lopez capitalized tagging his opponent with hard shots. Maidana was able to reverse the tide and hurt Lopez with an overhand right in the sixth round that dropped him to the canvas.
Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana
On December 14, 2013, Marcos Maidana defeated the heavily favored Adrien Broner after 12 rounds via unanimous decision to win the WBA Welterweight title. Maidana dropped the previously unbeaten Broner in the second and eighth rounds and won by comfortable margins on all three judges scorecards, 115-110, 116-109, 117-110. Maidana was a 3/1 underdog entering this fight. He has now won four consecutive fights under the tutelage of boxing trainer Robert Garcia.
Professional boxing record
|35 Wins (31 knockouts, 4 decisions), 3 Losses (3 decisions), 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||N/A||- (12)||2014-05-03||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Defending WBA Welterweight title. For WBC and The Ring Welterweight titles.|
|Win||35–3||Adrien Broner||UD||12||2013-12-14||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Won WBA Welterweight title.|
|Win||34–3||Josesito López||TKO||6 (12), 1:18||2013-06-08||Home Depot Center, Carson, California||Retained WBA International Welterweight title.|
|Win||33–3||Martin Ángel Martínez||KO||3 (12), 1:21||2012-12-12||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires||Retained WBA International Welterweight title.|
|Win||32–3||Jesús Soto Karass||TKO||8 (12), 0:43||2012-09-15||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental Welterweight title.|
|Loss||31–3||Devon Alexander||UD||10||2012-02-25||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri|
|Win||31–2||Petr Petrov||KO||4 (12), 2:44||2011-09-23||Sociedad Alemana, Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires||Retained WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||30–2||Érik Morales||MD||12||2011-04-09||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won Interim WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Loss||29–2||Amir Khan||UD||12||2010-12-11||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas||For WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||29–1||DeMarcus Corley||UD||12||2010-08-28||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires||Retained Interim WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||28–1||Victor Manuel Cayo||KO||6 (12), 1:38||2010-03-27||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained Interim WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||27–1||William Gonzalez||KO||3 (12), 2:20||2009-11-21||Club Deportivo Libertad, Sunchales, Santa Fe||Retained Interim WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||26–1||Victor Ortiz||TKO||6 (12), 0:46||2009-06-27||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Won Interim WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Loss||25–1||Andreas Kotelnik||SD||12||2009-02-07||Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern||For WBA Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||25–0||Silverio Ortiz||KO||2 (8), 2:04||2008-11-01||König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Win||24–0||Juan Carlos Rodriguez||KO||7 (10), 2:35||2008-08-29||Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Win||23–0||Esmeraldo José Da Silva||TKO||2 (10), 2:34||2008-07-11||Club Deportivo Libertad, Sunchales, Santa Fe|
|Win||22–0||Arturo Morua||TKO||3 (10), 1:36||2008-04-19||Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt|
|Win||21–0||Manuel Garnica||KO||8 (10), 0:48||2007-12-07||Sporthalle Hamburg, Hamburg|
|Win||20–0||Jairo Moura dos Santos||TKO||2 (8), 0:28||2007-08-16||Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panamá|
|Win||19–0||Laszlo Komjathi||TKO||3 (8), 0:37||2007-06-30||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg|
|Win||18–0||Miguel Callist||TKO||3 (12), 2:59||2006-12-22||Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires||Won WBA Fedelatin Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||17–0||José Herley Zúñiga Montaño||KO||1 (10), 2:13||2006-09-23||Club Regatas, Santa Fe, Santa Fe|
|Win||16–0||Ariel Gerardo Aparicio||TKO||1 (10), 2:58||2006-07-15||Unidad Funcional Pueblo Chico, Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires|
|Win||15–0||Luis Gustavo Sosa||KO||1 (10), 2:59||2006-05-20||Centro Municipal Nº 29, Santa Fe, Santa Fe|
|Win||14–0||Omar Leon||KO||1 (6), 0:21||2006-04-22||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||13–0||Sergio Javier Benítez||KO||3 (10), 2:20||2006-02-11||Club Sportivo America, Rosario, Santa Fe|
|Win||12–0||Rubén Darío Oliva||KO||2 (10), 2:20||2005-11-26||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||11–0||Marcelo Martin Miranda||TKO||3 (10), 0:44||2005-10-01||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||10–0||Daniel Benito Carriqueo||UD||6||2005-08-06||Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquén, Neuquén|
|Win||9–0||Sergio Javier Benítez||TKO||3 (6), 1:45||2005-06-18||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||8–0||Omar Leon||TKO||4 (10), 1:50||2005-05-07||Estadio Virgen de Lujan, Centenario, Neuquén|
|Win||7–0||Avelino Virgilio Silveira||KO||1 (6), 1:03||2005-03-26||Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia, Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires|
|Win||6–0||Adolfo Espinoza||TKO||1 (6), 3:00||2005-01-29||Quilmes Atlético Club, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires|
|Win||5–0||Francisco Humberto Sanabria||RTD||1 (4), 2:13||2004-12-18||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||4–0||Ramon Alberto Marquez||TKO||1 (4), 1:02||2004-10-23||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||3–0||Cristian Pablo Gastón Ruiz||RTD||2 (6),1:53||2004-09-04||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Win||2–0||Germán Omar Jesús Sánchez||TKO||1 (4), 1:50||2004-07-24||Club Sportivo America, Rosario, Santa Fe|
|Win||1–0||Adán Basilio Mironchik||KO||1 (4), 0:50||2004-06-12||Regatas Corrientes, Corrientes, Corrientes||Professional debut.|
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Title unified by Amir Khan
Title next held byMarcos René Maidana
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Title next held byJohan Pérez
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