Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Will Mayweather fight Maidana if/when he destroys Khan?

WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KO’s) still hasn’t really faced anyone of note other than a light hitting former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi, a 35-year-old pretty much shot and undersized Marco Antonio Barrera and WBA light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik, whose claim to fame was beating Marcos Maidana by a gift 12 round decision while fighting in his adopted country of Germany.

Despite the lack of experience for Khan, he’s being mentioned as a possible opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. next year. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has mentioned this as being a possible fight. However, WBA light welterweight interim champion Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KO’s) might have a little to say about that. Maidana faces Khan on December 11th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If Maidana knocks Khan cold, it will, you would assume, take the Mayweather-Khan fight off the table unless Mayweather still wanted to fight the beaten Khan. I don’t know how boxing fans could stomach fight like that, but it might sell if they were to take and put in a stadium in the UK.

In the United States, this fight would likely draw fan protest because they wouldn’t want to see Mayweather fight a guy that was just knocked out by Maidana. But I’m wondering whether Mayweather’s people and Golden Boy would be interested in putting Mayweather with Maidana if he comes out on top against Khan?

It would seem only fair. Khan is no more popular than Maidana in the United States, so why not match Mayweather up against Maidana? Maybe Khan could be a star in the United States someday, but a knockout loss to Maidana won’t help things.

It’s far too early to be thinking of putting a guy like Khan, who is completely unknown with casual boxing fans in the U.S, with a pro like Mayweather. I can see Maidana doing a lot better against Mayweather than Khan. At least Maidana would have the power to make Mayweather give him some respect. 

Will you rather make it happen or you should first watch Pacquiao vs Margarito fight and see if there will be another negotiations between Mayweather and Pacquiao team. Hope and it will come. Hopefully!

Source: boxingnews24

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