Notifight is reporting today that Golden Boy Promotions has moved quickly after signing Amir Khan, scheduling a fight between the WBA junior welterweight titlist and interim beltholder Marcos Maidana for the April 17 Hopkins-Jones pay-per-view undercard.
Khan-Maidana has been a subject of much discussion lately, with rumors circulating that Khan would vacate the belt and duck a fight with the powerful Maidana. Khan's trainer Freddie Roach even said publicly that that's exactly what he would advise his fighter to do.
Now, it looks as though Khan will take the challenge, which isn't a total surprise or anything. Khan himself never said he wouldn't fight Maidana.
If this fight goes through as it now appears it will, it's a very good addition to the show, and makes it far more attractive. I was already going to bite the bullet and spend the money to cover it for the site, but now I'm actually not dreading it quite so much.