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Amir Khan May Vacate if Marcos Maidana is Pushed

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has heard some serious talk going around the industry that Amir Khan will vacate the junior welterweight title if the WBA forces him to fight Marcos Maidana next. Back in June, Maidana stopped Victor Ortiz in June to pick up the WBA' interim-title at 140-pounds.

After the Ortiz win, Maidana's side was putting pressure on the sanctioning body for a shot at Khan. There was only one problem, Dmitriy Salita was the mandatory and his side was ready for an all-out legal war if their title opportunity was given to Maidana.

The WBA gave Salita the first crack - with a catch attached. The winner of Khan-Salita had 90-days to fight Maidana. I hear the sanctioning body will soon issue an order for Khan-Maidana. Khan, looking at major names like Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez and the Diaz-Malignaggi winner - may have other plans in store for 2010.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dave Rado on 12-11-2009

[QUOTE=SceneSpectator!;6939422]But ducking a smaller name for big names is far better than facing this small names!:boxing:[/QUOTE] Maidana is the biggest threat to Khan because styles make fights and Maidana has a much bigger punch than any of the people Warren…

Comment by mrgreenfingers on 12-11-2009

maidana, while very dangerous is wide open and good movement will fustrated him, it is winnable, he could prove alot, plus maidana is known by taking out ortiz so he could gain a bit of exporsure, would love him to…

Comment by Catrin on 12-11-2009

If khan fights JM of RH will he really get credit for beating 2 guys Glendalethat are on there way out!!! JM its not wt it used to be...not to mention RH. Maidana deserves a shot! why is freddie roach…

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 12-11-2009

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;6938365]I agree - ducking is far worse than quitting. [/QUOTE] But ducking a smaller name for big names is far better than facing this small names!:boxing:

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 12-11-2009

[QUOTE=KOKing27;6928745]"Let him have a few more fights against the Hatton's, the Diaz's, and the Mallignaggi's in the world, before he is thrown in with the wolves." Hahahaha, aren't the three guys you just mentioned really tough customers? Fighting any of…

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