Amir khan Looks to Unify Super Lightweight Belts
WBA super lightweight king Amir Khan has vowed not to move up in weight without collecting all the belts in his division. Khan is coming off a lopsided 11th-round stoppage of former champion Paul Malignaggi at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Khan, whose beating of Brooklynite Malignaggi was his U.S. debut, said he hopes to fight in Las Vegas next. His promotional outfit, Golden Boy Promotions, said Khan could have two more fights this year, one in the United Kingdom and another in the US, just before winter sets in. For now, the British sensation is getting some well-deserved rest, a reward for his good U.S. showing.
As to Khan’s next opponent, the British champion said he would like to fight knockout artist Marcos Maidana, who has a fearsome record of 28 wins and one loss with 27 of his victories coming via the short route. Khan also suggests that American champions Devon Alexander and Tim Bradley fight each other with the winner facing the victor between him and Maidana “just to prove who’s best in the division.” Alexander and Bradley have between them the WBC, WBO, IBF super lightweight titles.