December 29, 2010 Leave a comment
On December 11 2010 Middle Weight Competitors Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana faced off for the WBA Light Welterweight Title . The fight offered fans a truly high stakes match up in addition to a highly competitive, stylistically varied fighting display, held at the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan, 24 years old born in Bolton, Greater Manchester is a former Olympic Gold Medalist. His record includes 23 wins out 24, 17 of these wins won by knock out. Marcos Mardiana, 27 years old born in Santa Fe, Argentina has a record of 29 wins out of 30 total fights since the beginning of his professional career in 2004 with 27 of his 29 victories being knock outs.
The results of Saturdays fight was the synthesis of a dramatic and highly entertaining 12 rounds, that ended up elevating both competitors and earned the title of Fight of The Year For 2010. In the first round, Maidana suffered greatly, a left hook to his body that pushed him onto the canvas. It appeared as if Khan’s speed, style, and height advantage would present too much for Maidana to overcome. Yet, in the third round Khan lost his footing and Maidana successfully pressured his opponent to overexpose himself, as seen in the ninth and tenths rounds. In the ninth round Maidana seemed to have become re-energized. In the tenth round Maidana landed a few right hands on Khan’s face. However, this was not enough. Khan connected 273 out of 603 shots, while Maidana lagged behind with connecting punches of 156 out of 767. After 156 punches were thrown and twelve rounds passed Amir Khan emerged as the victor having successfully defended his title as the WBA Light Welterweight Title holder.