Trainer insists Maidana deserves Floyd fight


Posted at Feb 10 2014 07:38 PM | Updated as of Feb 11 2014 03:38 AM

The trainer of Argentinian brawler Marcos Maidana insists his boxer deserves a shot at unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., especially after Maidana’s sensational victory over Adrien Broner last year.

Broner is widely considered a younger, if less skilled, version of Mayweather, and Maidana’s victory was regarded as a tremendous upset.

“Nobody thought we’d beat Broner,” Maidana’s trainer, Robert Garcia, told Hustle Boss. “He not only beat him, but the way he beat him, he pretty much dominated every round.”

“He not only put a beating on him,” Garcia said, “he also humiliated him.”

The comprehensive victory catapulted Maidana into the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes, even though British boxer Amir “King” Khan was already considered the front-runner.

Garcia said the win over Broner showed that Maidana was clearly deserving of a fight against Mayweather.

“I think that win itself deserves the shot at Mayweather, honestly,” he said.

Mayweather recently tasked his fans to make his decision for him, pitting Khan and Maidana against each other in a poll to determine his May 3 opponent.

Garcia merely shrugged at this tactic, saying it is Mayweather’s right as the pound-for-pound king and biggest draw in the sport.

“You know what? Floyd Mayweather is Floyd Mayweather. He’s the man in boxing. Why he does it? Because he knows he can do it,” Garcia said.

“I don’t blame him. He’s the best at what he does. He’s the one that makes the most money in the sport. Why not do it?”