BY | December 14, 2013

 

 

Is he still fearful of him and his speed? Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr fight is not coming. Why Mayweather is fighting Amir Khan and not Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather might be the pound-for-pound king in the boxing world, but his recent obstinacy in fighting Manny Pacquiao is making all wonder if he has remained the unbeaten champion by simply choosing the beatable opponents instead of fighting a real challenge like Pacquiao would be.

Mayweather Jr., who currently boasts the numbers of 45-0, 26 Kos, is scheduled to return to the ring on May 3rd. He has already revealed his opponent as the Briton Amir Khan, the nation’s former lightweight and junior welterweight champion.

The official announcement is still due, but Mayweather is already talking about Khan. He said in a recent interview, “Amir Khan, I think he’s a young, strong champion. I call all these guys champions. I call them champions because even when they get knocked down they get back up and give it their best. … I do know, every time out, the guy comes and fights. If he is the guy, then he’s the guy. There’s nothing I can do but go out there and execute the game plan and dedicate myself to my craft, which is boxing.”

Before Khan faces Mayweather, he is scheduled to fight Devon Alexander this December. When asked about his supposed fight with champion Money May, Khan said, “I would tell you what, I wish that I could get an answer from them because I’m in the same boat as you guys. I don’t know myself. At the end of the day, Floyd Mayweather’s the boss, and he is going to announce who he’s going to fight. I understand that he might do it this week. Let’s see. At the end of the day, styles make fights… I think that there’s a 60 percent chance that it could happen, at the end of the day.”

The decision has dempened the hopes of many a boxing fan as they were expecting the great big fight next: between Pacquiao and Mayweather. The boxing federation is also doing its best to pit the two biggies together and WBC even put eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao as the no.1 contender for Mayweather’s welterweight belt, the American seems to be chickening before the Filipino.

Unnamed sources reveal the disappointing news that Mayweather has not even included Pacquiao in his shortlist of possible opponent next year, living up to his words that he won’t be fighting a has been boxer like Pacquiao. This is quite against the sporting spirit and does nothing to the shining champion image of Mayweather. All the more, it only increases Pacquiao’s worth as an opponent that the greatest boxing champion was too scared to take on.

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