Khan demands December showdown with Marquez

Amir Khan has challenged Golden Boy Promotions to set up a December showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez. 

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Kevin Grech
5 August 2010, 12:00am
Khan was in Las Vegas on Saturday to watch Marquez chalk up a decision victory over Juan Diaz. However, in the aftermath of the bout, the Mexican called out Manny Pacquiao for a trilogy-completing battle, insisting that was his ideal next fight. 

Pacquiao's camp are apparently in advanced discussions in setting up a clash with Antonio Margarito, Marquez will surely be dissapointed with this. Pacquiao has previously faced Marquez on two occasions, drawing the first bout before edging a split decision in the rematch. 

Should the Margarito fight go ahead, Khan is ready to step in for the toughest fight of his career against a man who recorded 37 knockouts in 57 bouts. 

Khan told the Telegraph: "Marquez looked strong and sharp. I still want to fight him. He's a legend. I know people think I'm stupid to fight someone with so much experience, but I want tough fights against big names. 

"I am now relying on Golden Boy Promotions to make this fight for December." 

Goldon Boy chief executive, Richard Schaefer, intriguingly commented: "Marquez v Pacquiao could be a possibility if Marquez were to fight Khan first and defeat him." 
 

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