Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana
WON – PTS 12
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – 11 December 2010
Khan defied the doubters who expected him to dodge the threat of the manic Argentine and took the fight to Maidana, dropping him in the first round with lovely body work. Khan’s aggressive nature was nearly his downfall in the 10th when Maidana had Amir badly rocked and on the verge of a stoppage. Referee Joe Cortez let the bout continue, and Khan held on by the skin of his teeth to retain his WBA super-lightweight crown for the third time.