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What the future holds for Marcos Maidana

Marcos Rene MaidanaBy Daniel Tagg: With his recent close loss on points to Amir Khan last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marcos Maidana’s future may seem to have stumbled but I don’t think so. Recent interviews and statements by Khan seem to indicate that he could face any number of opponents next. The top runners for this fight are Lamont Peterson, Devon Alexander, Timothy Bradley, Zab Judah, Breidis Prescott, Juan Manuel Marquez and Victor Ortiz.

Khan could be fighting any of these fighters next but I think he will avoid fighting the winner of Alexander vs. Bradley. I think he could fight Judah next or he could fight for the vacant IBF and WBC titles. I see Bradley winning the fight with Alexander, this means that the WBC title will be up for grabs and Maidana would fight him for that belt.

Khan avoiding Bradley/Alexander winner could be a mistake. He will probably be fighting for a vacant title and this leaves Maidana free to to get one of the belts Khan wants. If Alexander wins and Khan doesn’t fight him next, then Maidana would surely fight him. This would mean that if Khan wants to unify the division then he will have to fight Maidana in a rematch. The rematch would go a little differently. The ref would not be Joe Cortez, and Maidana would not be hurt to the body like last time when he was dropped with a body shot in the 1st round, which means Maidana wont be as slow punching in the first fight as he would in the rematch. This altogether means Khan will get stopped by Maidana in the middle to late rounds. Now it’s Khan’s future that doesn’t look so bright. Maybe he will move up to welterweight?

In the meantime, Maidana will become the unified light welterweights champion!


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