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USA Overtakes Argentina with Most Events in 2016!


USA Overtakes Argentina with Most Events in 2016!
By: Ken Hissner

The South American country of Argentina may not have major bouts like the USA but they have had the most for years. In 2015 they had 670 events to the USA’s 617. In 2016 the USA was the most active with 622 events while Argentina fell off to only 615 events.

The country south of the border Mexico increased from 475 events to 584 events to place third in the world. The United Kingdom increased from 257 events to 274 events. Italy lead Europe with 217 events just over the 207 they did in the previous year. The country of Japan went from 211 events to 209 placing sixth.

Other European countries over 100 events were Spain with 177, Germany 170, Hungary 132. The Philippines also had 132 events. Australia had 108 events and other countries that were under 100 are led by Russia with 99. Thailand had 97, Brazil 81, South Africa 73 and both New Zealand and Canada with 52 events.

Thanks to www.boxrec.com they make it easy finding stats.

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Now Officially Retired, Marcos Maidana Will Be Missed


Now Officially Retired, Marcos Maidana Will Be Missed
By: Sean Crose

Adrien Broner had pretty much gotten under everyone’s skin by that point. Okay, perhaps not everyone’s, but at least a great many people’s. Loud, uncouth and thoroughly arrogant, this master of mind games had the fight world eating out of his hand. If his goal was showmanship, then Broner was a certified A lister. Here, it was claimed, was the heir to Mayweather’s throne. For the 27-0 Ohio native had jumped from lightweight to welterweight and was, it seemed, on the verge of very big things. Now Broner was scheduled to fight the hardened Argentine Marcos Maidana smack dab in the middle of Christmas season in the main event of a stacked Showtime card. Needless to say, it was a very big occasion for the guy known as “The Problem.”

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Things, however, didn’t go as planned that night in the Alamodome. For the 34-3 Maidana took it to the brash and showy Broner in a way only he could. By implementing a rough and grueling assault, Maidana was able to drop Broner twice and overcome a fierce challenge (fight fans tend to forget that Broner is actually very talented) to emerge victorious via a unanimous decision win. Merry Christmas, Marcos. Now, almost three years later, with Maidana having announced his retirement this week, it’s clear that the Broner win was a crowning achievement in a very colorful career.

Oh, Maidana would move on to face Floyd Mayweather for two fights, and those would be big moneymakers for him, but they weren’t the Broner matchup. While it’s true Maidana came close to besting Floyd the first time around (closer than Manny Pacquiao did, in fact), he ended up losing a decision this author felt could have gone either way before losing more soundly in the rematch. Needless to say, the guy hasn’t fought since then and it’s hard to find a reason to fault Maidana now for retiring.

For here’s an individual whose had quite a career for himself. No, he didn’t have an 0 to protect for a large part of it, but he didn’t have to. He simply brought the heat over and over again. Even when Maidana lost, like he did to Amir Khan in their terrific, back and forth 2010 showdown, he was always in the fight. Want to see a somewhat oldie but goodie? Check out Maidana’s dismantling of Ortiz back in 2009. Madiana may not have ever been as decorated as Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao were, but one thing is certain – he gave fans their time and money’s worth over and over again.

And for that, the man called El Chino should be honored.

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