Exclusive comments from Marcos Maidana:
After recent serious managerial problems have prevented him from continuing with his career smoothly as it should have happened, WBA Interim Super Lightweight champion Marcos Maidana is now ready to be back in the US against the best. “Now everybody knows what the reasons were for me to turn down a fight with Timothy Bradley. And luckily, everybody understood me. I’m on the way to sort out this unexpected and disgraceful situation, so I’m very happy and ready to prove wrong those idiots that called me a chicken or a liar,” Maidana said.
“Let’s see how brave they are now they know that I’m ready. Bring me Bradley and I’ll knock him out in front of his promoter Gary Shaw, who seems to have a big mouth. I’m not the kind of guy that likes to talk. I never do. But now I’m angry because they blamed me for not taking the fight against Bradley even though it was not my fault. Let’s make the Bradley fight before the end of this year to put an end to all this talking crap,” he added.
However, in order for the Bradley vs. Maidana showdown to happen, the WBO Super Lightweight champion Bradley should first overcome his next challenge, as he is scheduled to face Argentinean Carlos Luis Abregú on July 17.
“I’ve read some comments that my fellow countryman Abregú made over me yesterday. If those comments are true, they make me laugh. To call me a disgrace for the Argentinean boxing is a very ugly attitude, a low blow,” Maidana commented.
“It seems to me that Abregú is not able to make a name for himself by fighting. Who has he fought so far anyway? So he tries to embarrass me in an attempt to attract the attention he cannot by only fighting. He is about to engage in his first real fight and he is already talking like that about a fellow countryman? Come on, Abregú, don’t be such a terrible colleague. You know what I have been through. Or are you Gary Shaw’s puppet and he is making you say things that you may regret? If you are for real you beat Bradley on July 17 and then I’ll be more than happy to settle things with you in the ring next,” Maidana said.