By Maidana Team
WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Marcos Maidana is taking the final stops to defend his crown next August 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he will take on former World Champion Demarcus Corley at the Luna Park Studium. Maidana has been at training camp for the last nine weeks in the province of Córdoba and had four different sparring partners, among them WBO #2 Cesar Cuenca.
“It’s been a great camp, so I am ready for the challenge. I respect Corley as he is a experienced and talented fighter. One of those who you cannot understimate nor make any mistakes. So I’m 100% focused on this fight,” Maidana said.
“Corley said it would be a war between Argentina and United States, so I prepared myself just for that, a war,” he added.
However, even if Maidana’s mind is focused on Corley at the moment he could not help getting annoyed after reading Freddie Roach’s comments on the web, where he said Amir Khan would easily beat Maidana, Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander on the same night.
“I think these people are nothing but hypocrites. It’s like they have one speech for the cameras and another one for the promoters. Everybody knows that Khan runned scared from me for the last year and they only go for opponents that cannot punch or lighter fighters. But when the have a camera or a mic in front of them, they shout that they would face me next,” Maidana commented.
“I say to Roach and Khan, stop lying to the boxing fans. I have no problem by going to England and knocking him out to bring home the other portion of the WBA title, which belong to me,” he concluded.