Robert Garcia Proving To Be a Good Fit For Marcos Maidana


    A little over one year ago Marcos “El Chino” Maidana struggled to make 140 pounds. He was a one dimensional fighter who knew just how to come forward and throw heavy punches. He lacked technical skill and hardly ever threw a jab in any of his fights. Since joining Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California we are seeing a different Maidana. Yes, in his debut at 147 pounds he lost a lopsided decision to Devon Alexander but that fight was more of a wakeup call for the Argentinean slugger from Margarita, Santa Fe.

    In Maidana’s last fight against Josesito Lopez, Maidana showcased those skills when he was able to throw fast punches,  something he was not able to do at 140 pounds and actually put them into combinations; Powerful combinations. Even though he did not stick to boxing the entire fight, one could see that the skill level has improved and with time he will only get better.

    Robert Garcia at times faces criticism for his fighters being more brawlers than boxers because of Garcia’s training methods. Some are even quick to say that Donaire already had the skill and that Garcia has not added any boxing skill to Donaire’s arsenal. When you look at what Garcia has done with Maidana, all that talk goes out the window because he started with nothing, just hard punches and built that skill proving two things, that he is a good fit for Maidana and that he could teach brawlers how to box and do it effectively. If you don’t believe me then just look at Brandon Rios closely whose boxing skills are overshadowed by his popular brawling style.


    1. I think Lopez was winning before the last round. i also think that the stoppage was very premature as we see Lopez is not badly hurt even Maidina clearly caught Lopez without guard. If Maidina power is really dominant, he shoud had put Lopez on that round.

    2. I feel Balagtas is right. Lopez is winning the fight. Although it can go both ways at that point. They should have given Lopez a little more time before stopping it…I don’t think Lopez is in danger at that point. Lopez has been in that situation & I feel he will be able to comeback if not just to stay up at least that round. I like Maidana but I dont think He is a dominant figure at this point… He can not even win over Alexander.