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Chino Maidana returns to boxing: when, where and against whom will he fight

Marcos "Chino" Maidana will officially return to boxing with a duel international stature. The native of Margaret, Santa Fe, who was world champ


Marcos “Chino” Maidana will officially return to boxing with a duel international stature. The native of Margaret, Santa Fe, who was world champion in two different categorieswill step into a ring after eight years to face to a Brazilian former boxerwho also made history in the sport of fists and beat several Argentines. The appointment will be in Miami, United States, and both protagonists have already signed their respective contracts to meet above the ring.

The rival will be Acelino “Popo” Freitaswho ended his successful career with 41 wins (31 by KO) and two losses. One of his most remembered fights was before Rodrigo “Hiena” Barrioswhom he beat in August of the year 2003 and retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) super featherweight titles. Also, left Fernando “Vasco” Saucedo and Mateo Verón on the wayamong other boxers in our country.

The former world champions will meet on October 27 in the United States with stadium to be defined. Maidana, just 39 years old, I had the return between eyebrows and the deal was finally finalized. The Brazilian, for his part, He is 46 years old and retired from the activity in 2007. In the last weeks of the month of June 2022this idea began to take shape Over the days it took shape and today it is a reality.

Both “Chino” and Freitas faced each other at an evening held at the Buenos Aires Casino located in Puerto Madero, where they attended as guests. Until that moment, a possible combat was not in the plans, but they already have a date, they know how many rounds they will fight and in what category. The distance will be 8 rounds and the weights of both may not exceed 70 kilosso the crossover will be at super welterweight.

Chino Maidana Promotions, its beginnings and its present in Argentine boxing

With the premise of changing the conditions for the boxers and that they win as they deserve, Marcos Maidana started his promoter at the end of 2018. With several evenings on the back, and the unconditional support of the CEO of the company, Jorge “Acero” Cali, the “Chinese” embarked on a well-known path, but from the manager side. Although he lost to the side of him, for the death of the former athlete in 2021the native of Daisy flower he never stopped thinking about the sport of fists.

Today, The former boxer has several fighters in his squad, who have already gone from being promises to reality. One of the most recognized is Fernando “Pumita” Martínez, who became world champion in February 2022. Also, he is part of his team, the Olympic champion in the Youth Games Buenos Aires 2018, Brian Arregui, and one of those who fought in the Tokyo Olympic Games, Francisco “Bebu” Verón, with an enormous projection for the future.