Maidana Approached For Ortiz, Talks Training, Amir Khan

By Team Maidana
After a deserved resting period in his native Argentina, WBA super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana travelled to Oxnard last Monday to join his new trainer Robert Garcia.  “El Chino” had a great welcome by his gym-mates including Brandon Rios.

“I’ve felt very good in my first week training with my new team. There are great fighters and great atmosphere around here.  Obviously it will take me some time to adjust and get a great physical condition but we’ll get there with hard work,” Maidana said.

Just when Maidana was finishing his firt week of work he was surprised by the news of a possible rematch with Victor Ortiz next June 23 after Andre Berto failed a doping test.

“The news caught me by surprise of course. My advisor, Sebastian Contursi, let me know that Golden Boy Promotions asked him whether it was possible for me to be ready for June 23 but of course I cannot do it in only five weeks. It’s a shame that the time framework does not fit as I would’ve love to face Ortiz again,” Maidana commented.

“I know this is the second postponement for Victor and I feel bad for him. Maybe if Golden Boy Promotions can secure a new date then we could talk about the rematch because I know people want it.”, “El Chino “added.

Maidana also referred to Amir Khan’s situation as the British is also looking for an opponent.

“That’s another rematch that I’d love to take. Everybody knows that I’ve been asking to face Amir again for more than a year now. But again time-wise it does not work as apparently Khan needs to fight on July 7. In any case, if either Ortiz or Khan are willing to fight me I’ll be ready for any of them by the end of July,” Maidana explained.

“I know Amir Khan is looking for his former belts to be given back to him after the Peterson case. If he wants a belt, let’s move his date two or three weeks and try to get it from me in the ring,” the WBA super lightweight champ said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iniduoh on 05-20-2012

Khan v Ortiz will not happen because the plan is to feed them to Mayweather. This is why they got Berto and Peterson out of the way because they could've thrown a monkey wrench in their plans. Just my theory.

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 05-20-2012

I'd like to see Khan/Ortiz @ 147 that would be pretty good. It would be a good fight but I see Ortiz maybe pulling it out and stopping Khan. I can't stand Khan but he seems to fight whomever so…

Comment by Starz20 on 05-19-2012

I agree with everybody here, I think they should make Khan vs Ortiz happen. at 147. I mean if Floyd was available now Khan would def jump on it in a heart beat. I wanna see him with a young…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=Boskop;12148955]Khan-Alvarado would be awesome and could be easily made, both are Top Rank and a chance for both to prove their skills. However, Mikes last fight was'nt too long ago. Good fights coming up though :)[/QUOTE] What are you talking…

Comment by Boskop on 05-19-2012

Khan-Alvarado would be awesome and could be easily made, both are Top Rank and a chance for both to prove their skills. However, Mikes last fight was'nt too long ago. Good fights coming up though :)

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