WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) wonders why he should have to do Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) a favor and give him a rematch when he wasn’t given a rematch against Amir Khan when he lost a close 12 round decision against him four years ago in 2010. Earlier today ESPN writer Dan Rafael revealed that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that Broner and Maidana would be fighting a rematch in April.
Maidana finds it interesting that he’s being steered into a giving an immediate rematch against Broner, but he wasn’t given a rematch with Khan after all these years by Golden Boy. It just kind of makes you wonder whether Maidana should walk away from Broner rematch the way that Khan walked away from him. If Golden Boy wouldn’t get Maidana a rematch with Khan, then why should Maidana give Broner an immediate rematch? Shouldn’t Broner have to work his way back into a title shot the way that Maidana did? He wasn’t given an immediate rematch with Khan. He wasn’t given one at all.
There was nothing close about the Broner-Maidana fight results. Maidana clearly beat him, and it’s not the Maidana-Khan fight. That was actually a close fight, and it’s hard to picture Khan being able to beat Maidana if they were to have fought again. Khan took too much punishment in the Maidana fight, and he’s not looked like the same fighter since then.
Maidana said on his twitter “Let’s see, Adrien, let’s see. Amir never gave me the rematch. NOw I beat the s…t out of Adrien Broner & they want me to give an immediate rematch! My fight with Amir King Khan was great & close (114-111, 114-111, 113-112) & Cortez was the ref! I’ve chased Amir for 2 yrs and they [Golden Boy Promotions] hidden him.”
The worst part about Maidana fighting Broner in April, if he agrees to take the fight, is that it will take Maidana’s name off Floyd Mayweather Jr’s list for his next fight. Unless Mayweather is absolutely going to fight Khan on May 3rd then Maidana should stay free of any scheduled fights until he knows what’s going to happen with Mayweather.