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Will Khan vacate WBA title? What will Amir do then?

Amir Khan Marcos Rene MaidanaBy Peter Wells: It’s looking like like World Boxing Association Light Welterweight champion of the world Amir Khan will be forced to fight Marcos Maidana the WBA Interim champion. Khan was happy at first to take on Maidana, but his trainer Freddie Roach is sounding less than enthusiastic about the fight.


If Amir let’s go of his belt then Maidana will take on Victor Cayo for the vacant title. Roach might feel Amir isn’t ready for that step up yet, but what will he do in the mean time.

If Khan isn’t ready to fight Maidana then you might think he isn’t ready to fight Juan Manuel Marquez who is one of the names that has been mentioned in the media as a potential opponent for Khan. If you he doesnt fight Maidana then I think he should forget a fight with Marquez and Ricky Hatton.WBC light welterweight champion Devon Alexander and IBF title holder Juan Urango are booked and Timothy Bradley, the World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion, doesn’t look very likely now; Former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is being linked to Floyd Mayweather Jr. So will Khan just fight another half decent fighter? Let’s hope not.

Unless Khan fights these kinds of fighters, he may not progress as a fighter, and when he jumps in with the big boys, he could have problems and might end up being destroyed. Many boxing fans will say Khan is running from the big boys, and he’s scared of Maidana, but it’s simply he might not be ready yet – or is more interested in getting a more notable opponent for nice payday – and maybe Roach needs to spend more time with Pacquiao.


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