Boxing: Mayweather rejects Khan for Maidana in May
Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:47 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 37th birthday on Monday by announcing he'll put his 45-0 record on the line on May 3 against Marcos Maidana.
The move comes after weeks of speculation as to whether Mayweather would fill his May fight date with Argentina's Maidana or England's Amir Khan.
The brash American even ran an internet poll in which fans voted for the Khan match-up, but World Boxing Council welterweight champion Mayweather instead will take on World Boxing Association champ Maidana in a unification bout.
"Marcos Maidana's last performance immediately brought him to my attention," Mayweather said of Maidana's comprehensive defeat of the previously unbeaten Adrien Broner on December 14.
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