BY admin | December 15, 2013
Floyd Mayweather Jr. next fight is certain to be held in May 2014. Is it Amir Khan or Manny Pacquiao (Pacman) against whom he will fight? Khan claims that he has sixty percent chance of facing Mayweather in May.
British boxer Amir Khan is very eager to fight Floyd Mayweather, though the latter’s principal negotiator, Al Haymon, has put Khan along with two more contenders on hold for the scheduled May 2014 fight.
On his part, Khan is leaving no stones unturned to stay in the media spotlight. He even avoided a challenging fight scheduled on December 7th against International Boxing Federation champion Devon Alexander, not risking his new number 2 position at welterweight that is said to be gained by pulling political strings rather than winning any welterweight championships.
Khan had been training for Alexander fight since several weeks in San Francisco until three weeks ago, but he claims that “the negotiations between our teams did not end with an agreement”. Since his new position, he has a better chance to get a fight with Mayweather on May 3rd. But it is noticeable that he would have been out of work for about 13 months before the fight, if Mayweather is only what he plans to fight against next, not to add that it would be his first fight at the division above the light welterweight limit he has campaigned at since March 2009.
Talking about his past losses, he said, “I make my mistakes, and I learn from them. You’ll see a new Amir Khan now. Especially at this weight, 147. I bet I’m bigger than Floyd Mayweather. If you look at me, and look at him I’m bigger, but I was making 140.” Khan has also gained a good political base, thanks to his connection with his US handlers Golden Boy Promotions, a strategic place to be since Mayweather fights on Showtime and GBP have a deal with the same broadcasters.
Keeping himself in a good public view, Khan has also helped raise money at a sold-out fundraising dinner for Islamic Relief’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal recently, raising $136,000 through ticket sales and a charity auction. The eager fighter is even considering a fight with Manny Pacquiao or Saul Alvarez, though his camp has let a lot of time pass by without saying anything definite, just waiting for the Mayweather camp to look at them.