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Maidana-Corley Presser

By Team Maidana
Photo: Ramón Cairo

The fight between WBA Interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana and Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley that will take place next Saturday at the Luna Park stadium in Argentina was presented at a press conference held on Wednesday. Joined by his two trainers, Miguel Díaz and Cristian Rodríguez, Maidana said “I know I can punch, but I’m always prepared for 12 rounds. Corley said it will be a war, so I’m ready for a war.”

“I had a great camp and I think I got better some aspects of my boxing. I hope to show it on Saturday,” Maidana added in front a large assistance from the press.

Also present was Maidana’s co-promoter Golden Boy Promotion’s representative Eric Gómez, who confirmed that if Maidana wins on Saturday a fight against Amir Khan is likely to happen in December. Maidana’s other promoter, Universum Box Promotions’s Dietmar Poszwa, is scheduled to arrive on Friday.

However, Corley said “I have a game plan to defeat Maidana, but I won’t reveal it. But, trust me, I’m here to win ‘cause I’m smarter.”

“Maidana is among the top five super lightweights, but I’’m there, too. It will be a war because he has something (he pointed out at the WBA belt) that I want,” Corley added.

Expectations to see Maidana fighting are such among boxing fans in Argentina that tickets are already sold out, something happening for the first time in many years here.

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