Maidana Claims Khan Begged the WBA to Avoid Rematch

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, 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 or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by quido3 on 08-10-2011

I just watched the fight again. Khna looked like crap all he did was run and hold . Maidana was landing the effective shots. Khan only hurt Maidana once . while Maidana was walking him down the rest of the…

Comment by Jack Napier on 08-10-2011

rematch would be great, but Khan owes him nothing he lost that fight clearly and Maidana lost some stock in the Terrible fight that after supposed injury stopped him from facing Bradley Maidana should stop talking and just fight right…

Comment by Boxingtech718v2 on 08-10-2011

Let's see them do this one more time but minus Joe Cortez as the ref for Amir's last fight at JWW.

Comment by projectpaki on 08-09-2011

When you watch the replay of the fight, the fight isnt as nearly as close as I originally thought. Also, there was no need for a stoppage in the 10th. Even though Khan was getting pummeled he still was clinching…

Comment by The_Golden_Goy on 08-09-2011

Khan abused Maidana and outboxed him. Kotelnik showed the blue print on how to deal with Maidana. We all expected Khan to have at least one shaky moment in the fight, it was whether he could handle it or not.…

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