- Updated: 09/23/2010
With fans from the United States to England to Argentina clamoring for it for well over a year, super lightweight supremacy will finally be decided on Saturday, December 11, when British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to the United States for his second consecutive bout to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) 140-pound World Championship against ferocious Argentinean knockout artist and WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Champion Marcos Maidana at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly anticipated bout will be televised live in the United States on HBO.
“Maidana has been doing a lot of talking and he’s talked his way into a fight now,” said Khan. “Unfortunately for him, his mouth isn’t going to help him in the ring and I’m going to prove to him that I’m on another level on December 11.”
Maidana responded by saying, “Khan’s been running from me for a long time, but the running stops on December 11. I’ll show him how a champion acts and fights when we get into the ring in Las Vegas.”
Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions said, “This is a fight the fans have asked for and we’re giving it to them as an early holiday present. I believe these are the two of the top 140-pound fighters in the world and with Khan’s speed and Maidana’s power, this fight is going to be explosive.”
“Marcos has proven he is a force to be reckoned with in the 140-pound division and we are confident that he will expose Amir’s flaws and come out with his hands raised in victory,” Dietmar Poszwa, of Universum Box Promotion, Maidana’s co-promoter. “December 11 is going to be an explosive night and you will not want to miss it.”