By Edward Chaykovsky
Hall of Fame former referee Joe Cortez, who now works as an expert analyst for ESPN, was very impressed with Amir Khan's twelve round decision win over Devon Alexander from last December.
Up next? Cortez wants to see Khan face Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31KOs) in a rematch. Khan (30-3, 19KOs) fought and beat Maidana by way of a close twelve round decision in a very close and exciting fight in 2010.
Khan is now chasing a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Cortez, who refereed the British boxer's fight with Maidana, wants to see them mix it up for a second time to determine Khan's value as a future Mayweather opponent. Maidana fought Mayweather twice in 2014, losing two twelve round decisions.
"Amir Khan looked outstanding in his last fight when he beat Devon Alexander. He looked better than ever, he looked like he really reached his peak, he’s on top of his game right now. His chin is always been questionable but Devon Alexander could hardly even touch him the whole night. If Khan fights like that against Mayweather, it would be a good match," Cortez told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
"I’d like to see Amir Khan fight Marcos Maidana again because I refereed the first time they fought and there was a lot of controversy about the decision. I think Amir Khan, to redeem himself by fighting Maidana and if he beats Maidana then they should be lined up for Mayweather or Pacquiao."