Argentinian stars Marco “El Chino” Maidana and Jorge “Acero” Cali square off in a boxing match on April 18, 2020. The date for boxing match billed as “El Gran Desafio” (The Great Challenge) was announced at the press conference held mid November. The venue accommodating the event has been named today, Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the 15,000-capacity, FIGHTMAG learned.
Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-5, 31 KO) is a former WBA world champion in two weight classes, super lightweight and welterweight. He was last seen inside the boxing ring in September 2014, when he dropped a unanimous decision against Floyd Mayweather in their second fight, after suffering the defeat majority decision a few months earlier. Before that the 36-year-old Argentinian boxing icon 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.
Jorge “Acero” Cali is a former WKN super cruiserweight champion. Among everything his resume features three successful title defenses, including the victories against Abderahim Benazzizi, Adul Ranmhemavo, Ademar Correa, among others. He has also competed in MMA.
The Maidana vs. Cali fight is scheduled for six rounds at cruiserweight. The event is presented by Chino Maidana Promotions and supported by World Kickboxing Network. More information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.