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Boxing: Maidana says no Mayweather deal as Khan waits

Published on Feb 17, 2014 11:58 AM

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Undefeated welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather is making England's Amir Khan and Argentina's Marcos Maidana wait to learn which of them he will fight in May.

World Boxing Council champion Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, has a scheduled May 3 bout in Las Vegas but has yet to say who he will fight in what figures to be a rich payday for either rival.

Mayweather, who turns 37 on Feb 24, conducted a social media poll earlier this month to see who fans wanted to see him face and Khan won, but the US fight star has been silent on confirming who he will fight since then.

World Boxing Association welterweight champion Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, released a statement on Sunday, Feb 16, 2014, on his Facebook page saying he had signed no deal to face Mayweather but hoped for news in the coming week.

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