Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana and Showtime Tourney Weights, Plus Other Jabs

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Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana and Showtime Tourney Weights, Plus Other Jabs
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Amir Khan at the scale

-Weights for this evening's HBO televised WBA jr. welterweight unification clash between Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana, as well as all undercard bouts, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center are as follows:

WBA Jr. Welterweight Championship: Amir Khan (140 lbs.) vs. Marcos Maidana (139 lbs.)
Jr. Welterweight: Victor Ortiz (141 lbs.) vs. Lamont Peterson (140 lbs.)
Welterweight: Joan Guzman (144.5 lbs) vs Jason Davis (143 lbs.)
Heavyweight: Seth Mitchell (243 lbs.) vs. Taurus Sykes (248 lbs.)
Jr. Welterweight: Sharif Bogere (137 lbs.) vs. Chris Fernandez (137 lbs.)
Jr. Welterweight: Jesse Vargas (140 lbs.) vs. Roman Montano (141 lbs.)
Jr. Welterweight: Jamie Kavanagh (136.5 lbs) vs. Jacob Thornton (133 lbs.)
Jr. Featherweight: Randy Caballero (120 lbs.) vs. Robert Guillen (122 lbs.)
Middlewieght: Alfonso Blanco (159 lbs.) vs. Gustavo Medina (159 lbs.)

-The four outstanding, talented athletes who will compete in THE BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT: WINNER TAKES ALL live on Showtime made weight on their first attempts Friday at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

Bantamweight: Vic Darchinyan (118 lbs.) vs. Abner Mares (117.5 lbs.)
Bantamweight: Yohnny Perez (118 lbs.) vs. Joseph Agbeko (117.5 lbs)

-Tomasz Adamek disposed of heavyweight journeyman Vinny Maddalone in the fifth round after dropping the tough Italian before his corner threw in the towel after further punishment.  Time of stoppage was 2:17.  With the win Adamek retained his IBF International and WBO NABO Heavyweight straps.

Adamek is now 4-0 as a heavyweight and his handlers stated during the post fight press conference that there is a strong possibility that he returns to the ring in April with Roy Jones Jr. as a possible opponent.

-With his recent dominant win Nonito Donaire set up a bantamweight showdown with unified champ Fernando Montiel.  Donaire stated recently that if victorious in that bout he'd like to move up to the junior featherweight division and take on WBO king Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

-Speaking of Montiel, the WBC/WBO bantamweight champ needed just two rounds to dispose of Giovani Soto to officially set up his February HBO televised bout with Donaire.

-This week veteran Randall Bailey took on Said Ouali in what concluded in bizarre fashion.  Bailey decken Ouali in the opening round and then again is the second stanza resulting in Ouali being knocked out of the ring and ultimately leaving on a stretcher with the bout being ruled as a no contest.

-WBC Welterweight champ Andre Berto made it clear that he has no problem taking on smaller guys for big money as he recently showed interest in taking on the winner of tomorrow night's Khan vs. Maidana bout.  Khan, who could possibly (if victorious) find himself in a unification fight with the winner of 2011's clash between Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley, expressed interest in a future clash with Berto stating he plans to make the move up to welterweight.

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