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News & Notes: Maidana to Return on September 23 - Klitschko/Adamek Final Press Conference

Marcos Maidana will be returning to action on September 23 in Argentina. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Marcos Maidana will be returning to action on September 23 in Argentina. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Not too much happening in the boxing world today, though there were a couple pieces of news to look at.

Having seen a date against Robert Guerrero fall through due to a shoulder injury suffered by his opponent, Marcos Maidana won't be sitting around for long.  The junior-welterweight has announced plans for returning to action on September 23 in Beunos Aires, Argentina, against a yet to be named opponent.  Maidana's last trip back home was not an especially good one, with the slugger struggling to an unimpressive points win over an aging DeMarcus Corley. 

Maidana's stamina was an issue down the stretch against Corley, which perhaps was an indicator that the fighter didn't train to his usual standards.  Having completed a full three month camp in preparation for the Guerrero fight, one can expect that Maidana will not encounter similar problems on this occasion.

Vitali Klitschko and Tomasz Adamek faced off for the media in their final press conference before they do battle this Saturday.  According to, the 42,000 seat Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw, Poland is almost sold out for the heavyweight clash.  You can find more details on the press conference, along with quotes from both fighters here along with pictures of the event at

Adamek's last appearance in his native Poland was a dominating fifth round stoppage win over Andrew Golota back in October of 2009.  It goes without saying that the challenge will be far greater this time around for the New Jersey based heavyweight as he'll be entering this one as a considerable underdog to the 40-year-old Ukrainian.  Current odds have the Klitschko listed as around a 1 to 6 favorite to win the match-up, and a 1 to 2 pick to stop Adamek inside the distance.

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