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Khan, Lopez Falls Through on Weight: Maidana Steps In?

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a potential fight between Amir Khan (27-3, 19KOs) and Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18KOs) is a "no-go" due to weight. Khan has a set date on Showtime for April 20th. He would like to stage that match in the UK, where he has not fought since April 2011.

Lopez, who last fought at junior middleweight for his match with Saul Alvarez last September, was open to the idea of meeting Khan at a catch-weight of 145 - and Khan was looking for something much closer to the junior welterweight limit of 140.

Khan recently faced a similar issue with former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (33-1, 22KOs). As with Lopez, Khan wanted to face Senchenko at a catch-weight close to the junior welterweight limit. Senchenko was unwilling to go below 146.

Another possibility, for Khan, is Humberto Soto. The Mexican veteran returned to the ring on Saturday in Mexico to decision Silverio Ortiz (26-14) but he wasn't exactly impressive in doing so.

For Lopez, there have been discussions about matching him against Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30KOs) in a welterweight fight. Sources close to the negotiations have told BoxingScene that "both sides" are very interested in the fight. Maidana-Lopez would be a very physical match, with high drama, and because of their styles I wouldn't expect it to go the distance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alpha & Omega on 02-12-2013

Khan/Soto is a waste of time, Khan wins that by UD or stops Soto I think guaranteed.

Comment by newcastleking on 02-12-2013

Lopez vs Maidana sounds cool! Kahn should fight a Mexican like Soto-Karass or Cano at 147.

Comment by jbpanama on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=MJ223;13027334][B]Thought Lopez was going back to 40 Cool match up with Maidana nevertheless Not too much to say on Khan-Soto[/B][/QUOTE] Before Ortiz, Josie said, Making 140, was draining him. El Khan seems to have been Listening!!! hasen't the Chump been…

Comment by Money_May on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13026694]haha, Khan trying to make these bigger guys drain down to fight him or make smaller dudes bloat up.....he doesn't want a true challenge. He also has no pull, opponents are laughing at him and walking away - he must…

Comment by josenoway on 02-12-2013

Not surprising since he came from the Freddie Roach School For Kids That Can't Fight At Regular Weights And Want To Fight Other Guys Good Too. Hey Amir, listen to your friend Manny Pacquiao, he's a cool dude. [QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;13027396]Khan needs…

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