Marcos Maidana training in Oxnard, Calif. this past November ahead of his match vs. Adrien Broner (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
When Floyd Mayweather took to social media to ask the fans who his next opponent should be, there was definitely a strong reaction.
Mayweather threw up two potential opponents, British star and former titlist Amir Khan and Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, in an effort to get some further discussion going on his May 3 ring return inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Catching up with Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia recently, he reacted to Mayweather’s latest move.
“You know what? Floyd Mayweather is Floyd Mayweather,” Garcia explained. “He’s the man in boxing. Why he does it? Because he knows he can do it. 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?”
Garcia went on to add that Maidana is as deserving of a shot at Mayweather as anyone else based off of his recent run of success that has included dramatic victories over Jesus Soto Karass, Josesito Lopez, and Adrien Broner.
“Especially what he did with Broner,” Garcia reflected of Maidana’s upset this past December that left the sport buzzing and saw him crowned as the WBA welterweight champion of the world.
“Nobody thought we’d beat Broner,” Garcia added. “He not only beat him, but the way he beat him. He pretty much dominated almost every round. He not only put a beating on him but he also humiliated him. I think that win itself deserves the shot at Mayweather, honestly.”
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