Las Vegas, NV – In what has been a largely anticipated bout, Englishman Amir Khan (23-1, 17) takes on heavy hitting Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27) from Argentina at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Khan, who is now being trained by Freddie Roach is known for his boxing skills and ability to finish. Maidana has walked through nearly every opponent knocking-out 27 of 29.
When looking at this bout on paper, one can’t help but notice the lack of quality opponents that Khan has faced. Largely fighting in Europe, Khan has also been known to have a suspect chin. In the alternative, Maidana’s most recent victory over top contender and one-time champion DeMarcus Corely certainly puts in at the top of his decision.
Both training camps come into the fight knowing that its a dangerous one for either fighter. Roach who also trains pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, says that Khan is a completely different fighter today than he was before joining the Wildcard Gym team. With strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza working very closely with Khan, perhaps he’s on his way to becoming the complete fighter.
Khan is favored in the fight, but Maidana certainly is not an opponent to be taken lightly. Our prediction is that this will certainly not go the distance in an extremely entertaining fight.
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