Marcos Maidana announces retirement from boxing

09/08/2016 21:42

Former world champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) has announced his retirement from boxing.

Maidana, who won world titles at light welterweight and welterweight, will likely be remembered for his brawls with Victor Ortiz, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and his two fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The 33-year-old Argentine has not fought since his second points defeat to Mayweather in September 2014.

"After a long time out of the rings and after giving it a lot of thinking since my last fight, I've decided to hang up the gloves for good," said a statement on his official Facebook account.

"Probably my decision would not surprise much as I had given hints of it in the last few months. But at this time I am making it official.
"I think I was able to put the name of my country Argentina very high after winning two world titles, winning and losing against the best fighters of the world.
"Only through a great physical and mental effort can you mix in the ring with the best of the world if winning is your goal. And I always wanted to win.
"Today I do not feel motivated enough, do not have the fire inside me to intend to climb those mountains again. That is why I announce my retirement."