Maidana destroys Khan in 4 polls, but loses poll on Mayweather’s website
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana was beaten by Amir Khan in the week-long poll at the Mayweather Promotions website, and the victory presumably means that Khan was voted in as Mayweather’s next opponent on May 3rd. Maidana likely feels pretty bad about losing out to Khan in the poll. However, he can find solace in the fact that he totally stomped Khan in four separate polls that weren’t connected with the outcome of the Mayweather vote. Maidana beat Khan at ESPN, Fightnews, RingTV and ESPN Deportes. Maidana didn’t just beat Khan, he destroyed him. <
Here are the results of the four independent polls:
Maidana 78% - Khan 22%: Fightnews
Maidana 57% – Khan 43%: RingTV
Maidana 82% – Khan 18%: ESPN Deportes
Maidana 62% – Khan 38%: ESPN
At the Mayweather Promotions website, Khan beat Maidana 57% to 43%.
It’s quite possible that Khan would have swamped Maidana on all of the above mentioned websites if he had told his 1.4 million twitter followers to flock to the those websites in an effort to vote him into the fight with Mayweather, like he had done with the Mayweather website, but there was no reason to do this because these websites results had no bearing in the vote to get the Mayweather fight. To be sure, it would have been a lot tougher for Khan to get his followers to beat Maidana on those four websites because the voting polls weren’t limited to people who used twitter and facebook to vote like the Mayweather website was. By having only twitter and facebook followers vote at the Mayweather website, it really gave Khan a huge, huge advantage over Maidana because of Khan’s 1.4 million twitter followers compared to the 80 thousand followers that Maidana had.
It’s too bad that Mayweather chose to pick his next opponent by the use of a twitter/facebook type vote, because it gives the guy with the most twitter followers the advantage, and that means we’re probably not getting the best guy for the fight. All it took for Khan to get the Mayweather fight was for 20,000 fans to vote for him. If it’s going to be a vote, it should have been without the twitter/facebook limits.