Marcos Maidana will finally be back in action after his loss at the hands of Devon Alexander back in February 25, 2012 in Saint Louis Missouri. Marcos Maidana’s team has rejected a previously reported July 21 fight with Keith Thurman, which would have been the HBO co-feature to Broner vs. Escobedo in Cincinnati, and his manager Sebastian Contursi says they’d like to get him a tune-up fight before moving to something bigger.
Contursi said the deal was never finalized and they decided not to face the unknown Thurman, opting to wait to see what else promoter Golden Boy had to offer.
Contursi says Maidana is willing to fight anyone, but that they’re trying to look out for him and get him sort of a bounce-back fight, especially since he’s currently adjusting to a new training camp out in Oxnard with Robert Garcia, where he’s been for about five weeks.
It has been reported by ESPN.com that Marcos Maidana, poised to relinquish his juniorwelterweight title, will take his second consecutive welterweight bout when he meets Jesus Soto-Karass on Sept. 15, manager Sebastian Contursi told ESPN.com on Monday.
Contursi said Maidana signed the contract on Saturday in Las Vegas and that the fight will be part of a Showtime-televised quadruple header headlined by junior middleweight Titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s defense against Josesito Lopez at the MGM Grand.
With the September 15th date looming and the war continuing between Top Rank and Golden Boy, it seems that Golden Boy is striking back putting another action packed fight on the undercard. Golden Boy already has the Gonzalez-Ponce De Leon as a co-feature which should be an all out war. Now add two more action fighters sharing the same ring on a 3rd bout with Maidana and Karass; now you may have a decision to make should you be attending the fights in Vegas or deciding between what to watch on September 15th. If Golden Boy can somehow manage a 4th action fight,
How will Top Rank and Lou Dibella respond with their undercard for pay-per-view for Chavez Jr.-Martinez? If Golden Boy adds to an already action packed undercard for Canelo-Lopez, which fight would you be choosing to attend or watch on September 15th?