Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 8, 2010
Dr. Gilberto Mendoza
Mr. Gilberto Jesús Mendoza
WBA Executive Vice-President
Dear Dr. and Mr. Mendoza,
Trust this letter finds you and your families very well.
The reason I am contacting you guys is to request the World Boxing Association (WBA) to ratify my status of mandatory challenger of the current WBA Super Lightweight Regular champion, Amir Khan, as I am the current WBA Super Lightweight Interim champion.
I make this request in the light that Mr. Khan has systematically refused to fight with me for the last 10 months, even though he was well aware of his obligation of facing the Interim champion. And now, apparently he is questioning such obligation, so I would like the WBA to remind him.
In fact, I have been as flexible and patient as possible during this period of time, as Mr. Khan, his team and trainer Freddie Roach have always cited different excuses not to fight me. On the contrary, I make it clear that I have been always willing to face Mr. Khan, who has made false statements on the media mentioning otherwise.
Eventually, I got tired of this situation in which I had to read surprinsing statements on the news where Mr. Khan himself and his team tried to confuse the boxing fans and media by saying a bunch of lies, including an alleged offer that they made to me to fight last July, which in reality never existed, whatsoever.
If Mr. Khan does not want to fight me, he must say it loud and clear in public and give away the portion of the title he carries and I should be appointed the WBA absolute Super Lightweight champion.
Therefore, I ratify my willingness of facing Mr. Khan before the end 2010.
Many thanks for your kind attention,
Marcos René Maidana
Richard Schaefer – Golden Boy Promotions
Eric Gomez – Golden Boy Promotions