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31 OCTOBER 2014

 

Is Robert Guerrero Next For Khan?


Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy promotions and promoter of Amir Khan, has confirmed that former IBF featherweight champion Guerrero is on a short list of two to face the WBA junior-featherweight titleholder on July 23.

According Schaefer, a short list of two potential opponents have been lined up.

Speaking to Maxboxing’s Steve Kim, Schaefer confirmed: "I’m waiting to hear back from the Khan’s to see what they want to do. I think it comes down to two names which are available and that is (Zab) Judah or Robert Guerrero and then there’s an interesting additional twist.

“Last week the WBA informed us that by September 11th, there’s going to be a mandatory due for Amir and that’s going to be, guess who? Marcos Maidana."

Last December, Khan and Maidana punched lumps out of each other in one of the best scraps of 2010, which Khan won on points.

Regarding the WBA’s decision Schaefer added: "I have to tell you that surprised me a little bit because he(Khan) just fought him.

"So I have to discuss that with the ’BA and with our matchmakers, as well. Because I mean, I don’t mind eventually having a rematch but let Maidana have a few fights and let Khan have a few fights and then maybe they’ll meet again. So that’s my take on that."

Schaefer also voiced his opinion on how surprised he was to find out that WBO and WBC junior welterweight king Tim Bradley turned down the chance to face Khan.


"I was surprised and obviously one has to wonder why because it seems based on statements he made and his team made, that he was on board and he must’ve known what the money was, because why would he otherwise be on board. I remember he made statements to the press that he’ll be fighting Khan, he even mentioned July 23rd at Mandalay Bay and we were just basically waiting for Amir winning against (Paul)McCloskey, which he did.

"And then suddenly for him to pull out, I mean, obviously it’s very surprising. It’s surprising to a lot of people. Some people have said,’Well, he’s afraid of Amir,’ I refuse to believe that. There must be another reason and you know what people are saying. I don’t have to get into it."

May 25, 2011


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