Marcos Maidana vs Robert Guerrero Training Camp Updates


LOS ANGELES – It’s the hottest fight of the summer when WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and WBA and WBO Interim Lightweight World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero square off in a 12-round battle for Maidana’s title on August 27 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®. We checked in with Maidana in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Guerrero in Big Bear, Calif. for training camp reports so fight fans can find out what the two boxing stars are up to before the biggest fight of their careers.


photoThe summer heat is at its peak in Puerto Rico at this time of the year and while that’s great for the tourists and beach lovers who are hitting the Caribbean island in droves, it’s even better forWBA Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos Maidana, who has set up camp in Puerto Rico for the first time as he prepares for his August 27 showdown with Robert Guerrero.


“We like to base our training camp in different places to break up the routine,” said Maidana, who trained in Las Vegas for his last fight with Erik “El Terrible” Morales in April. “It’s more of a mental thing than anything else. This time we picked Puerto Rico because of its hot weather and because there are a lot of southpaw fighters there. We added a few things to my training, like working in the ocean and the sand which was a good change, but the rest of my routine stayed the same.” (more…)