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Cortez: Khan Should Fight Maidana To Get Mayweather

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."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 02-04-2015

While I like the fight, Khan already beat him and has better options.

Comment by Box-Office on 02-04-2015

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;15351498]fair enough. then i assume that the others posters are just trolls and not fans of him, you know, the ones that made amir have his own master thread because they were flooding the forum with the same threads over…

Comment by Box-Office on 02-04-2015

[QUOTE=Bardock;15351166]Khans next undercard :rofl: [B]He headlines one fight in Vegas[/B] and now big names will be fighting "on his undercards" Delusional Khan fans :lol1:[/QUOTE] Maidana Judah Garcia Alexander That doesn't equal to 1 by any stretch.

Comment by Heavyfist on 02-04-2015

LMAO, what Cortez wants. This is literally the first time I have ever heard of anyone giving this low life an article, as if he is a force in boxing. Fug Floyd. Is Cortez mentally retarded? Has he not heard…

Comment by badnewsbrown on 02-04-2015

Cortez sounds suspect to me

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