Marcos Maidana is a former professional boxer from Argentina. From 2011 to 2012, he held the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin Super Light Title from 2013 to 2014, he held the WBA Welterweight Title. He is best known for the power of his punches. He also had the WBA Interim World Super Light Title. Throughout his professional career, he has been in a total of 40 fights, 35 of which he won, and 31 he won via Knock Out (KO).
He debuted as a professional boxer in June 2014. He had his last professional fight in September 2014, in a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather.
Maidana is nicknamed, “El Chino”.
Player Bio and Personal Life
Maidana was born in Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina on July 17, 1983. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall or 171 cm. He has a reach that is longer than his height at 175 cm or 69 inches. He has an orthodox stance and he plays in the welter division. He has had held titles in both the Welterweight and Super Lightweight Divisions.
Maidana has a son and he has said that he will support his son should he want to pursue boxing as a profession but that he would prefer that his son do something else.
Marcos started his career in boxing in 2004. For more than 2 years, his fights were mostly in Argentina. On the 18th bout of his career, he won the WBA Super Lightweight Title. By the end of 2008, Maidana had a career record of 25 fights with zero losses. He had also begun fighting internationally in Panama and Germany.
World Super Light Title
Marcos already won the Super Lightweight Fedlatin Title, his first attempt at winning the WBA World Super Light Title was in February 2009. He lost to Andreas Kotelnik. He would later go against Amir Khan in an attempt to win the title. Khan had won it from Kotelnik. Maidana lost to Khan.
In 2009, he won the World Boxing Association Interim World Super Light Title against Victor Ortiz. He defended the title sometimes.
He would finally get the WBA World Super Light Title in 2011, after defeating Petr Petrov.
World Welter Title
In 2012, he went up against Jesus Soto Karass and took the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Welter Title. He would go on to defend this title a couple of times before he went on to win the World Boxing Association World Welter Title against Adrien Broner.
Losses to Mayweather
Maidana also attempted to win both the World Boxing Council World Welter Title and the World Boxing Association Super World Welter Title by going up against a legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr.