Broner vs Maidana
Marcos Maidana is scheduled to fight Adrien "The Problem" Broner (27-0-0, 22 KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio in a 12-round WBA World welterweight title fight on Showtime on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (The fight was originally scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada but the location was been changed.) Maidana will be challenging Broner for his WBA welterweight title that he won when he defeated Paulie Malignaggi by split decision on June 22, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. This will be Broner's first defense of the WBA World welterweight title.
Maidana earned this fight with Broner when he defeated Josesito Lopez by 6th round technical knockout on June 8, 2013 in Carson, California. Maidana has an 84% knockout rate and Broner has not been in the ring with anyone who has that kind of knockout power so it will be interesting to see if Broner can take Maidana's big punches.
Marcos "El Chino" Maidana
(31-3-0, 28 KOs)
Maidana vs Ortiz
Marcos Maidana defeated "Vicious" Victor Ortiz (24-2-1, 19 KOs) by 6th round TKO in an interim WBA World light welterweight title fight on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Maidana had down once in round one, twice in round two and Ortiz was down once in round one and once in round six. After Ortiz was knocked down in round six he basically quit. Bleeding from a cut over his right eye and having a swollen left he got up and walked over to the ring doctor looking for a way out and doctor obliged recommending that the fight be stopped. Ortiz just couldn't take Maidana's relentlessness and his punches which are known to be the hardest in the 140 lb division.
Maidana vs Corley
Marcos Maidana defeated former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (37-14-1, 22 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in an interim WBA World light welterweight title fight on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two fighters traded heavy punches in the early and late rounds. Corley was down in round eight. Scores were 117-110, 117-110 and 115-112. The fight was closer than the scorecards looked. Corley was game.
Khan vs Maidana
Marcos Maidana lost by 12-round unanimous decision to Amir Khan (24-1-0, 17 KOs) in a WBA World light welterweight title fight on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 112-113, 111-114 and 111-114. Maidana was down in round one and lost a point for throwing an elbow in round five. Maidana finished strong hurting Khan bad in round ten and wobbling him but Khan managed to survive and won the bout having build up an early lead.
Maidana vs Morales
Marcos Maidana defeated Erik Morales (51-7-0, 35 KOs) by 12-round majority decision in an interim WBA World light welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114. It was a close fight with Maidana struggling to survive. Maidana was the aggressor and the busier fighter but Morales threw the more accurate punches and landed at a higher percentage rate. In round one an uppercut from Maidana swelled Morales's right eye shut forcing him to fight the entire bout only able to see out of one eye. Maidana won the early rounds and the last two but from the 5th to the 10th rounds Morales had Maidana in serious trouble, hurting him with right hands and uppercuts, snapping his head back, wobbling him. When the scores were announced the crowd booed the decision. Many ringside also felt that Morales deserved the nod or at the very least the fight should have been a draw.
Maidana vs Petrov
Marcos Maidana defeated Russian Petr Petrov (29-3-2, 13 KOs) by 4th round KO in a WBA World light welterweight title fight at Sociedad Alemana in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday, September 23, 2011. In a one side rout Maidana knocked down Petrov twice in round four. Petrov held for most of the fight in order to survive. Maidana was supposed to fight Robert Guerrero but Guerrero suffered a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery and had to pull out of their scheduled bout so Maidana took the fight against Petrov not wanting to waste his training camp.
Alexander vs Maidana
Marcos Maidana lost to Devon Alexander (23-1-0, 13 KOs) by 10-round unanimous decision in a welterweight fight on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri. Maidana took a huge risk fighting Alexander in St Louis because it was Alexander's hometown. Two of Alexander's recent wins against Lucas Matthysse and Andriy Kotelnik took place in St Charles, a suburb of St Louis and St Louis were highly controversial and considered hometown decisions. But in this fight is wasn't hometown cooking that lost Maidana the fight it was that he moved up to welterweight which was not his division and that Alexander was a lefty with speed. Maidana tried to make it rough but it wasn't enought at 147 lbs.
Maidana vs Lopez
Marcos Maidana defeated Josesito Lopez (30-6-0, 18 KOs) by 6th round TKO in a WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title fight in front of a sell-out crowd on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. After suffering a numb leg from a blow to the hip in round two Maidana took a lot of punches in rounds three and four before ralling the final minute of round five. In round six Maidana knocked Lopez down on his knees on the canvas then finished him off with a barrage of punches up against the ropes forcing the referee to step in and wave off the fight at 1:18. Maidana is now inline for the winner of the Malignaggi vs Broner fight.