British boxing icon Amir Khan will going to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) 140-pound world title against WBA Super Lightweight Interim World champion Marcos Maidana on December 11, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly anticipated match-up. Watch Khan vs Maidana via HBO’s World Championship Boxing broadcast begins at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT.
Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs), only 23 years old Bolton, England native. In 2004, he got his Silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. In the year 2005, he entered the professional boxing and by 2008 got his first defeat in the hand of Breidis Presscott. Khan is the reigning WBA Light Welterweight champion known for his style and speed.
Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KOs) is 27-year-old hard hitting fighter from Santa Fe, Argentina. In 2009, he got his big break in battling outside of his country where he battled for 12 rounds however he loss the title fight against Kotlenik. He won via technical knockout his Interim title against Victor Ortiz in 2009
The Khan vs Maidana 12-round WBA Super Lightweight World Championship bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and Universum Box Promotion. Tickets for the boxing event are priced at $350, $250, $150, $100 and $50 and and will be available for purchase at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations.