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Overweight Marcos Maidana won't be making a ring return soon

Marcos Maidana has ballooned in weight after a few big paydays and won't be fighting in the near future.

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

Fans of the Argentine slugger are going to have to temper their expectations for his next outing as Maidana - he won't be stepping between the ropes until at least the end of the year. caught up with trainer Robert Garcia who acknowledged that Maidana has put on more than a few pounds and will have to spend at least 4-5 months just cutting weight before he can get down to the business of truly training for a fight. From the looks of a recent video he posted on his IG, along with buddy Adrien Broner, Maidana looks to be a long way away from 147lbs.

Taking everything into consideration, Robert Garcia sees an end of the year return as the earliest option for a Maidana fight. He also went on to say that he thinks Maidana earned this downtime after a busy 9-month span where he fought Adrien Broner, and then Mayweather twice.

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