Following the withdrawal of Robert Guerrero from his August 27 junior welterweight bout against Marcos Maidana due to a shoulder injury, the Argentine tough guy still hopes to fight on the scheduled date.
Promoter Richard Schaeffer of Golden Boy Promotions has already announced the cancellation of the August 27 date in San Jose, California but Maidana issued a statement earlier today insisting he still wants to fight on the 27th.
On hearing of Guerrero‘s withdrawal Maidana said: “The news caught us cold, I couldn’t believe it. However, I’ve told Golden Boy Promotions that I’m willing to fight on August 27 whoever they put in front of me. My team and I made a huge effort by having a 12-week training camp and we don’t wanna throw that away. Luckily, GBP is trying to get me an opponent and save the show. Let’s see if anyone dares to face me on Aug. 27,”
Maidana said. “I am 100% ready to fight. I wish good luck to Guerrero but I’m in fighting mode at this time. I need to get in the ring. I trust GBP would get me the fight.”
August 18, 2011