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Rebuilt Maidana targets Malignaggi

Former junior welter champ wants shot at 147-pound titlist -- and just might get it

Originally Published: January 29, 2013
By Carlos Irusta | ESPNdeportes.com

Marcos Maidana capped 2012 in a fashion we've grown accustomed to seeing from him: with a crushing victory. On Dec. 12 at Buenos Aires' storied Luna Park, Maidana notched his 30th stoppage in 36 career professional fights. The former junior welterweight titlist from Argentina celebrated the knockout but also knew that his opponent, Angel Martinez, hadn't remotely been the toughest competition available.

"Last year was very tough for me," Maidana said, "because I had three fights and ...

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