You can just throw out the window the old stories of Marcos Maidana before Robert Garcia took him in as his pupil. Those years, were based on him being the last min opponent, with no one to train him. "Marcos basically trained himself for years, he needed a team badly." said Emil his good friend. "He tried to get Freddie Roach to train him, but Roach said sorry because I'm training the guy that's going to be fighting you." Which we all know as Amir Khan, Maidana would go in with Miguel Diaz. Manny Pacquiao's cutman and longtime Freddie Roach assistant trainer and friend.
After his last lost to Devon Alexander he just wanted to escape boxing, because of his heart ache, of trying to find a decent trainer that fit with him. Then his promotional team said just give this guy a chance to get you ready, trust us and he went to meet with Robert Garcia, a trainer he never wanted, didn't know much about him, but stayed and tried it out, then he began to get his confidence back and he believed in what Garcia was teaching him, that he wasn't done. Now with 4 big wins under Garcia and his giant victory over Adrien Broner, the new and improved Marcos Maidana 2.0 is in service.