The date for boxing match between Argentinian icon Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and kickboxing star Jorge “Acero” Cali has been set. The pair squares off on April 18, 2020 at the venue in Buenos Aires, which is expected to be announced in the coming days.
The date has been revealed at the press conference held today at the luxurious Hotel Faena in Buenos Aires. The bout billed as “El Gran Desafío”, which translates as “The Great Challenge”, is scheduled for six rounds at cruiserweight.
“El Chino” Maidana (35-5, 31 KO) is a former two-division WBA world champion, super lightweight and welterweight. He was last seen inside the square circle in September 2014, when he dropped a unanimous decision against Floyd Mayweather in an immediate rematch, following the defeat by majority decision in May the same year. Prior to that the 36-year-old boxer was riding the four-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision against Adrien Broner, and three stoppages against Josesito Lopez, Martin Angel Martinez and Jesus Soto Karaas.
“Acero” Cali is a former World Kickboxing Network Super Cruiserweight champion. His resume includes three successful title defenses, including the victories against Abderahim Benazzizi, Adul Ranmhemavo, Ademar Correa, among others.
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More information is expected to be announced in the coming days.