Boxing - Broner-Maidana rematch paves way for Khan-Mayweather

Adrien Broner is set for a rematch against Marcos Maidana after he activated the re-match clause in their contract, paving the way for a Amir Khan-Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight.

Boxing - Broner-Maidana rematch paves way for Khan-Mayweather

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Adrien Broner clings onto Marcos Maidana in San Antonio (AFP)

Maidana pulled off a huge upset as he defeated WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner by a unanimous decision in San Antonio in December.

Broner had come into the fight with a record of 27-0 but was floored in the second and eighth rounds as he went down 115-110, 116-109, 117-109, 'the Problem' is relishing the re-match however.

"My mind is set on war," Broner told ESPN.

"I had a bad night. He was the better man that night, but he didn't beat me. He out-hustled me. I respect everything. I respect him. But I'm ready to go back to war and get my belt back.

"I'm taking boxing back to what it used to be. They created a monster. [The loss] woke up a monster."

Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer confirmed that the fight is likely to take place in late April at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, or San Antonio's Alamodome.

While Maidana would have preferred a lucrative shot at Mayweather Jr., he is bound to the terms of his contract and the confirmation of the rematch fight should pave the way for a super-fight between Khan and Mayweather Jr. in early May.

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