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Marcos Maidana's future still uncertain

Marcos Maidana hasn't fought since losing to Floyd Mayweather more than a year ago, and no one is quite certain when he'll return, if ever.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

By now it's been pretty well documented that Marco Maidana's three fight run of Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (twice) earned him a lot of money. After deciding to take a break to spend time with his family, Maidana quickly blew up in weight with his trainer Robert Garcia going on record as saying it would take many months of just losing weight before the Argentine slugger could train for an actual fight again.

I've since heard rumors that Maidana, with no scheduled return yet, was already trying to start shedding some pounds back in his home country, but perhaps he's having difficulty with that since Robert Garcia seems to be unsure that Maidana will ever fight again, mentioning that he was never really in love with the sport to begin with.

Now, manager Sebastian Contursi has mentioned that Maidana's future in boxing is still up in the air, further fueling speculation that we may have already seen the last of Chino.

"We know that Robert [Garcia] speculated Marcos might not fight again, but at this point Marcos has not made a decision. He has not announced his retirement, nor he is willing to announce he is fighting again soon," Contursi exclusively told World Boxing News.

"What Marcos is doing is just taking a long rest for the first time in his career like many other elite fighters have, namely, Miguel Cotto, Oscar De la Hoya and Mayweather at some point in their long careers.

"I guess in these cases when the fighter enjoys himself in his resting for a while the thought is that he might one day just wake up in the mood of fighting again. That is how it usually happens and that is the warriors' life."

While Maidana feels no pressure to make a final decision on his boxing career, it seems the longer he's out of action the harder it will be to get himself back in tip-top condition, both mentally and physically.

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