Review: 2009-06-27, Marcos Rene Maidana (25-1-0) had already tried to win the WBA World light welterweight title facing, a few months before, Andriy Kotelnik, but winning a title in Germany is almost impossible… However the Argentine boxer did not give up and decided to fight one more time away from his homeland, against the dangerous Victor Ortiz (24-1-1). “El Chino” Maidana was not widely known, since it was his first fight in the United States, but that day he managed to win versus the phenomenon Victor Ortiz (who was just 22 years old). In the fight Maidana vs Ortiz there have been five knockdown and it could have won the title of “fight of the year” if it had not been stopped in the sixth round (due to a cut over Ortiz’s right eye). Watch the video!
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Division: light welterweight
Title: interim WBA World light welterweight title
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