Amir Khan: Marcos Maidana Passes on a July Clash

By Ruslan Chikov

Negotiations continue to name an opponent for Amir Khan's next fight on July 31 in the UK. The Reeklama paper reports that Khan made a request to Golden Boy Promotions to make him a fight with Marcos Maidana. The request was turned down because Maidana's handlers say the fighter is still dealing with a back injury and won't recover in time to have a sufficient training period for the fight.  

The same back injury caused Maidana to withdraw from two scheduled meetings with WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

"I wanted to fight him [Maidana]. They say he's injured," Khan was quoted as saying.

The opponents being considered are Michael Katsidis and Joel Casamayor. The management of Katsidis are not confident of their chances to secure a sufficient offer to fight Khan. Casamayor may become the lucky choice.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-01-2010

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;8515495]Why are people saying Bradley is free when he is fighting some nobody at welterweight in July? :dunno:[/QUOTE] I bet the nobody that Bradley is fighting is going to be away better opponent then Khan next opponent.

Comment by BritishBoxing92 on 06-01-2010

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;8513672]Negotiations continue to name an opponent for Amir Khan's next fight on July 31 in the UK. The Reeklama paper reports that Khan made a request to Golden Boy Promotions to make him a fight with Marcos Maidana. The request…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-01-2010

sounds like khan got paid off to stay away from the ring for a lil min.I don't believe the whole injury bit.I think it's GBP way of letting Khan fight other opponents that don't threaten that chinny chin chin.Let's wait…

Comment by Tomasio on 06-01-2010

[B][I]Punk-ass Khan is now trying to play the brave roll calling out an injured Maidana & trying to make it look like Maidana is ducking him...& to make it worst he calls out 2 fighters that are in a lower…

Comment by la pantera on 06-01-2010

WOW! this guy is brave! he calls out 3 who is has said he is injured, one who is shot and should be retired, and one who could pose a threat but is too small for 140 lbs.....besides, Khan…

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