Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez called out by former world champion Marcos Maidana in comeback announcement

9 Jan

Britain’s Amir Khan is among a list of fighters who have been called out by returning former world champion Marcos Maidana.

The 35-year-old ex-WBA welterweight king quit the sport following his two mega fights with Floyd Mayweather in 2014, but has now declared he is coming out of retirement in a bizarre video.

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Maidana – currently vastly overweight – posed in boxing gloves in a public call-out to his old foe Mayweather for a trilogy match, before also naming Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan as fighters on his hit list.

It is as yet unclear just how serious his comebacking intentions are, but should the Argentine get back in the ring it will without doubt be a notable event.

Many see Marcos Maidana as the best victory of Amir Khan’s career
Maidana gave Floyd Mayweather all he could handle in their first bout

Khan defeated Maidana by close, but unanimous decision when they first met in a thrilling affair back in 2010.

Maidana then rebuilt his career by defeating Adrien Broner and leapfrogged Khan in the race to secure a fight with Mayweather.

He pushed the American close first time around, but was outclassed in their rematch which seemingly provided him with enough money never to fight again.

Now however, it appears this may not be the case.