By Ryan Maquiñana
Eight months after their blazing war, Marcos Maidana is still throwing bombs at England’s Amir Khan.
Tweeting from his training camp in Puerto Rico, Maidana said, “Very funny that Amir Khan says that he offered [a] fight to a number of fighters and they said no… What Khan doesn't say is that he begged the WBA in writting that they don't put me in front of him again, like we should have.”
The Argentine was responding to a recent series of quotes that appeared on BoxingScene.com, where the current IBF/WBA super champion said, “On July 23rd we offered the fight to [Tim] Bradley and he said no, [Juan Manuel] Marquez said no, [Erik] Morales also said no, [and I’m] glad [Zab] Judah took the fight on. I want to clean up the 140-pound division but no one wants to fight me.”
Maidana defends the WBA light welterweight “regular” title against Robert Guerrero on Aug. 27 in San Jose. A victory for Maidana would mandate Khan to defend his “super” title against him within 18 months, but that stipulation will probably be moot.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has stated that Khan is looking at a farewell fight in December at 140 pounds before rising to the welterweight division next spring.
Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.