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« on: September 15, 2010, 06:18:31 PM »


http://boxing.fanhouse.com/2010/09/15/promoter-amir-khan-marcos-rene-maidana-nearly-done/?

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Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told FanHouse on Wednesday that an HBO televised Dec. 11 clash between WBA junior welterweight (140 pounds) king Amir Khan of England and WBA interim titlist Marcos Rene Maidana of Argentina is nearly completed, and that the bout is likely headed for the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

"It's not done, but we're getting there. We made great progress yesterday. I'm just trying to put the final touches on everything," said Schaefer.

"I'm actually on my way to the office right now, and I was on the telephone last night and this morning and so on I'm actually trying to basically coordinate everything," said Schaefer. "But it does look like the fight is going to happen and it looks like it's going to happen at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on Dec. 11."

If completed, the deal between the 23-year-old Khan (23-1, 17 knockouts) and the 27-year-old Maidana (29-1, 27 KOs) would preclude a Sept. 21 purse bid request that had been granted for Maidana by the WBA.

Maidana had been unhappy with the financial terms being asked for by Khan, for whom Maidana is the mandatory challenger. In accordance with WBA rules, Maidana's was granted his request for a purse bid, which would award a split of 55-to-45 in favor of Khan and take place at the organization's offices in Panama.

The minimum bid is $150,000 for any promoter registered with the WBA, and the fighters still can make a deal before the bid. Khan stood to make approximately $1.5 million plus whatever his British television generated under the original offer from Golden Boy.

But now, said Schaefer, it appears that the purse bid will be precluded. Schaefer put those chances at "about 90 percent."

"The fight [Khan-Maidana] probably -- no, not probably -- definitely going to be a double-header," said Schaefer. "I'll be discussing that with HBO next week and not this week, because this week, my focuse is really on the HBO pay per view show for Saturday night."

Schaefer was reached in Los Angeles, where he is promoting Saturday night's junior middleweight clash between former world champions Shane Mosley (46-6, 39 KOs) and Sergio Mora (22-1-1 six KOs) to be contested at the Staples Center as part of the Mexican Independence Day.

The undercard bouts feature 20-year-old Mexican junior middleweight (154 pounds) Saul Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 knockouts) against former world champion Carlos Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 KOs), and 23-year-old junior welterweight contender Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KOs) against former world champion Vivian Harris (29-4-1, 19 KOs).

Ortiz, in victory, could be a consideration for the Khan-Maidana undercard, Schaefer acknowledged.

"A lot of that depends on what happens this weekend," said Schaefer. "But we'll be discussing that next week."

Khan made his American debut at the WaMu Theatre in New York's Madison Square Garden in May, when he knocked out Paulie Malignaggi in the 11th round. Khan has said that he would like to take the 27-year-old Maidana to the United Kingdom for a fight.

Maidana is coming off of last month's unanimous decision over 36-year-old former world champion DeMarcus Corley, ending his streak of three straight knockouts since losing a February, 2009 by split-decision for the WBA crown against Ukrainian-born, Andrey Kotelnik of Germany.
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So the fight is looking like its goign to be in Vegas,cant seeKhn taking too many fans over and even Sky picking the fight up on PPV as he isint as big a name as he thinks. oh well !
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 06:22:37 PM »

Wont happen.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 07:16:18 PM »

Wouldnt make any business sense to have it Vegas unless the casinos are offeing big money, which i highly doubt they are for this match up. Khan isnt the biggest of draws over here, but would shift a minimum of 12,000 tickets for this fight in Manchester so would be the more feasible option, especially as Khan has said he wants to fight over here next.  (And I would go to it if its in the UK  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 07:20:41 PM »

Wouldnt make any business sense to have it Vegas unless the casinos are offeing big money, which i highly doubt they are for this match up. Khan isnt the biggest of draws over here, but would shift a minimum of 12,000 tickets for this fight in Manchester so would be the more feasible option, especially as Khan has said he wants to fight over here next.  (And I would go to it if its in the UK  Grin

i agree,it would be silly .Khan isisnt the big name in the uk he craves to be .so if he did this he would be lucky to get much of a travelling support ...it would sell over here .
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »

Khan will be conveniently injured for this one i reckon.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 11:46:31 PM »

Dec 11th- confirmed.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 12:43:19 AM »

Wouldnt make any business sense to have it Vegas unless the casinos are offeing big money, which i highly doubt they are for this match up. Khan isnt the biggest of draws over here, but would shift a minimum of 12,000 tickets for this fight in Manchester so would be the more feasible option, especially as Khan has said he wants to fight over here next.  (And I would go to it if its in the UK  Grin
Sometimes the TV money (in this case HBO) also has an influence on things. From the spam article http://sports.spam.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5577437 it looks like Maidana wanted more money if he had to fight in England, too. So, there's a few factors involved. Got the batamweight tourney on Showtime that same night, too.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 04:33:45 AM »

Wont happen.

fight is signed .

Lets go KHAN !
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 06:51:12 AM »

Khan could barely fill the MSG Theatre against a New Yorker, he aint big news in the states!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 08:11:22 AM »

Khan could barely fill the MSG Theatre against a New Yorker, he aint big news in the states!


when you consider aswell that he was fighting a new york against mallinaigi
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