Amir Khan is taking on Marcos Maidana tonight in Las Vegas in a fight for the WBA World Light Welterweight title.
The fight is scheduled for 8 PM Las Vegas time, around 4 AM GMT. British fans supporting Khan are in for a very late night.
Khan is clear favourite to retain his belt. At the weigh in Khan weighed dead on 10 stone (140 lb), while Maidana came in at a mere pound lighter. Therefore neither man has any real weight advantage. The fight will be all about who is quickest around the ring.
Currently the Amir Khan v Marcos Maidana odds are as follows:
Amir Khan: 2/7
Marcos Maidana: 11/4
This shows just how much of a clear favourite many are making Amir Khan.
Amir Khan has been on top form since his shock defeat to Bredis Prescott. Their is even talk of a potential fight between him and Floyd Mayweather. Tonight’s fight should be a fantastic boxing event, it feature raw speed against power. Khan has fantastic reflexes and rapid hand movement, whilst the Argentinian Maidana packs a immensely powerful punch. The fight is a real chance for Amir Khan to launch himself on the American stage, and his fans will hope he doesn’t let them down! Let’s hope the fight lives up to our expectations.
You can watch Amir Khan v Marcos Maidana live on Sky Box office as part of the gr8 Britain V the World package. It is sure to be a great night of boxing ahead.