Maidana in 2009
|Real name||Marcos René Maidana|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
July 17, 1983 |
Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina
|Wins by KO||31|
Marcos René Maidana (born July 17, 1983) is an Argentine former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2014. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA (Regular) super lightweight title from 2011 to 2012, and the WBA welterweight title from 2013 to 2014. A versatile pressure fighter in the ring, Maidana was well known for his formidable punching power, and was never stopped in any of his five losses.
- 1 Professional career
- 1.1 Light Welterweight
- 1.2 Welterweight
- 1.3 Retirement
- 2 Professional boxing record
- 3 Titles in boxing
- 4 Pay-per-view bouts
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Maidana vs. Kotelnik
On February 2, 2009, the then-WBA Light Welterweight titleholder Andreas Kotelnik beat the then-undefeated Maidana (25-0, 24 knockouts) via controversial split decision, with the judges scoring the fight 115–114, 113–115, 115–113 in Kotelnik's favour.
Maidana vs. Ortiz
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.
Maidana vs. Cayo
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 on March 27, 2010 against Victor Cayo, whose record, at that time, was 24-0 with 75% of victories coming by way of knockout. Maidana knocked out the undefeated Cayo in the sixth round to retain his interim WBA super lightweight title and improve his record to 28-1, with 27 knockouts.
Maidana vs. Corley
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 third time in his career, eventually securing the victory via unanimous decision (117–110, 117–110, 115–112).
Khan vs. 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 backed up during rounds 11 and 12. Maidana was unable to finish Khan however, who went on to win the fight by unanimous decision (114-111, 114-111, 113-112). The fight was awarded the Boxing Writers Association of America Award for Fight of the Year.
Morales vs. 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 largely unknown Angel Martinez on December 12, 2012. Maidana won the fight by KO in the third round.
Maidana vs. Lopez
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. Lopez later said that Maidana is the hardest puncher he ever faced.
Broner vs. 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, 117–109. Maidana was a 3/1 underdog entering this fight. He had now won four consecutive fights under the tutelage of boxing trainer Robert Garcia.
Mayweather vs. Maidana
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, billed as "The Moment", was a boxing welterweight championship superfight. The bout was held on May 3, 2014, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on Showtime PPV. Maidana lost by a Majority Decision, with one judge scoring the bout 114-114 (Draw), and the other two 117-111, and 116-112 in favor of Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather vs. Maidana II
A rematch with Mayweather was later confirmed, with the bout taking place on September 13, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with Mayweather's WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles at stake, as well as Mayweather's WBC light middleweight title. Mayweather won the fairly one sided affair via unanimous decision, with scores of 115-112, 116-111 and 116-111. Maidana hurt Mayweather greatly at the end of the third round, he drew Floyd in with a jab that he attempted to counter with a straight right hand but in the process moved his head into a return counter by Maidana in the form of an overhand right that sent Floyd back into the ropes, just as the bell rang to end the round. Despite this, Maidana had little success in the bout. Having not fought since the Mayweather rematch, it is unclear whether Maidana will ever return to the ring.
On August 9, 2016, Maidana officially announced his retirement from professional boxing at the age of 33. Allegedly moving into an advisory role. Maidana wrote in a letter addressed to boxing friends on social media: "After a long time out of the ring and after giving it a lot of thought since my last fight I've decided to hang up the gloves for good. Probably my decision would not surprise much as I had given hints of it in the last few months. But at this time I am making it official." Maidana finished with a career record of 35 wins in 40 fights, 31 wins coming by way of knockout and 5 decision losses.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|40 fights||35 wins||5 losses|
|40||Loss||35–5||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||Sep 13, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
For WBC and lineal light middleweight titles
|39||Loss||35–4||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||MD||12||May 3, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|38||Win||35–3||Adrien Broner||UD||12||Dec 14, 2013||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won WBA welterweight title|
|37||Win||34–3||Josesito López||TKO||6 (12), 1:18||Jun 8, 2013||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.||Retained WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|36||Win||33–3||Martin Ángel Martínez||KO||3 (12), 1:21||Dec 12, 2012||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title|
|35||Win||32–3||Jesús Soto Karass||TKO||8 (12), 0:43||Sep 15, 2012||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBA International welterweight title|
|34||Loss||31–3||Devon Alexander||UD||10||Feb 25, 2012||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|33||Win||31–2||Petr Petrov||KO||4 (12), 2:44||Sep 23, 2011||Sociedad Alemana, Villa Ballester, Argentina||Retained WBA (Regular) super lightweight title|
|32||Win||30–2||Érik Morales||MD||12||Apr 9, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBA interim super lightweight title|
|31||Loss||29–2||Amir Khan||UD||12||Dec 11, 2010||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA super lightweight title|
|30||Win||29–1||DeMarcus Corley||UD||12||Aug 28, 2010||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retained WBA interim super lightweight title|
|29||Win||28–1||Victor Cayo||KO||6 (12), 1:38||Mar 27, 2010||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA interim super lightweight title|
|28||Win||27–1||William Gonzalez||KO||3 (12), 2:20||Nov 21, 2009||Club Deportivo Libertad, Sunchales, Argentina||Retained WBA interim super lightweight title|
|27||Win||26–1||Victor Ortiz||TKO||6 (12), 0:46||Jun 27, 2009||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won WBA interim super lightweight title|
|26||Loss||25–1||Andreas Kotelnik||SD||12||Feb 7, 2009||StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany||For WBA super lightweight title|
|25||Win||25–0||Silverio Ortiz||KO||2 (8), 2:04||Nov 1, 2008||König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany|
|24||Win||24–0||Juan Carlos Rodriguez||KO||7 (10), 2:35||Aug 29, 2008||Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany|
|23||Win||23–0||Esmeraldo José Da Silva||TKO||2 (10), 2:34||Jul 11, 2008||Club Deportivo Libertad, Sunchales, Argentina|
|22||Win||22–0||Arturo Morua||TKO||3 (10), 1:36||Apr 19, 2008||Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany|
|21||Win||21–0||Manuel Garnica||KO||8 (10), 0:48||Dec 7, 2007||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany|
|20||Win||20–0||Jairo Moura dos Santos||TKO||2 (8), 0:28||Aug 16, 2007||Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama|
|19||Win||19–0||Laszlo Komjathi||TKO||3 (8), 0:37||Jun 30, 2007||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany|
|18||Win||18–0||Miguel Callist||TKO||3 (12), 2:59||Dec 22, 2006||Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Won WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||José Herley Zúñiga Montaño||KO||1 (10), 2:13||Sep 23, 2006||Club Regatas, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|16||Win||16–0||Ariel Gerardo Aparicio||TKO||1 (10), 2:58||Jul 15, 2006||Unidad Funcional Pueblo Chico, Tortuguitas, Argentina|
|15||Win||15–0||Luis Gustavo Sosa||KO||1 (10), 2:59||May 20, 2006||Centro Municipal Nº 29, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|14||Win||14–0||Omar Leon||KO||1 (6), 0:21||Apr 22, 2006||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|13||Win||13–0||Sergio Javier Benítez||KO||3 (10), 2:20||Feb 11, 2006||Club Sportivo América, Rosario, Argentina|
|12||Win||12–0||Rubén Darío Oliva||KO||2 (10), 2:20||Nov 26, 2005||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|11||Win||11–0||Marcelo Martin Miranda||TKO||3 (10), 0:44||Oct 1, 2005||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|10||Win||10–0||Daniel Benito Carriqueo||UD||6||Aug 6, 2005||Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquén, Argentina|
|9||Win||9–0||Sergio Javier Benítez||TKO||3 (6), 1:45||Jun 18, 2005||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|8||Win||8–0||Omar Leon||TKO||4 (10), 1:50||May 7, 2005||Estadio Virgen de Lujan, Centenario, Argentina|
|7||Win||7–0||Avelino Virgilio Silveira||KO||1 (6), 1:03||Mar 26, 2005||SAG Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|6||Win||6–0||Adolfo Espinoza||TKO||1 (6), 3:00||Jan 29, 2005||Atlético Club, Quilmes, Argentina|
|5||Win||5–0||Francisco Humberto Sanabria||RTD||1 (4), 2:13||Dec 18, 2004||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|4||Win||4–0||Ramon Alberto Marquez||TKO||1 (4), 1:02||Oct 23, 2004||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|3||Win||3–0||Cristian Pablo Gastón Ruiz||RTD||2 (6), 1:53||Sep 4, 2004||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|2||Win||2–0||Germán Omar Jesús Sánchez||TKO||1 (4), 1:50||Jul 24, 2004||Club Sportivo América, Rosario, Argentina|
|1||Win||1–0||Adán Basilio Mironchik||KO||1 (4), 0:50||Jun 12, 2004||Regatas Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina||Professional debut|
Titles in boxing
|WBA Fedelatin super lightweight champion
December 22, 2006 – June 2007
Title next held byAlberto Mosquera
Title last held byKell Brook
|WBA International welterweight champion
December 12, 2012 – December 14, 2013
Won world title
Title next held byBradley Skeete
Title last held byRandall Bailey
|WBA super lightweight champion
June 27, 2009 – December 11, 2010
Lost bid for full title
Title next held byHimself
Title last held byHimself
|WBA super lightweight champion
April 9, 2011 – July 23, 2011
Title next held byJohan Pérez
promoted to Super champion
|WBA super lightweight champion
July 23, 2011 – July 16, 2012
Title next held byKhabib Allakhverdiev
|WBA welterweight champion
December 14, 2013 – May 3, 2014
Lost bid for Super title
Title next held byKeith Thurman
April 9, 2011
|Morales vs. Maidana||Action Heroes||50,000||HBO|
May 3, 2014
|Mayweather vs. Maidana||The Moment||900,000||Showtime|
September 13, 2014
|Mayweather vs. Maidana||Mayhem||925,000||Showtime|
If his son became a boxer
An interviewer asked Maidana what he would tell his son if he told him that he wanted to become a boxer. The translator translated Maidana's response to this question as, "Boxing's a hard sport, very uh dangerous sport, you know. If that's what my son wants to do, and that's his destiny, uh, you know, God bless him, you know, but uh. He doesn't, he wouldn't want his son to fight, but uh if that's uh, something that he chooses to, to do, he's gonna support him."
An interviewer asked Maidana, "Do they have Indians in uh, Argentina? I'm sure they do. You have Indians in Argentina, Marco?" The translator translated Maidana's response to this question as, "Yeah, absolutely. There's a little bit of everything. Argentina's huge! And he, he comes from uh, Indian descent... like tribes from, from Argentina".
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