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Marcos Maidana to get Amir Khan challenge or the title

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After his victory over DeMarcus Corley on Saturday night in Argentina, Interim WBA Light-Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana is now seeking a December fight with Great Britain’s WBA holder Amir Khan.

Maidana (29-1-0) will automatically become the WBA Champion if the match isn’t made. However, with a date for the 11th of the month, the bout looks to be virtually set, with both fighters close to an agreement.

Maidana, 27, showed he would be no pushover for the younger champion. He out-pointed former WBC Champion DeMarcus Corley on Saturday night.

In the process, he set up the chance to challenge the former Olympic Silver Medallist.

Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana

“King” Khan, 23, had been hoping for a unification bout with WBO Light-Welterweight Title holder Timothy Bradley.

Or possibly with WBC and IBF Champ Devon Alexander, but it now seems that those plans will have to be put on hold until 2011.

Both fighters have superb knockout records, with Maidana knocking out 27 of 29 wins.

Khan has halted 17 of 23, so the fight has all the ingredients to be an explosive match-up.

It could also take place on Amir’s home soil in Bolton, England, although the US is a heavy favorite.

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