Khan, a two-time world champion, had been eyeing a mega-bucks clash against the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.
Mayweather set up a poll for the fans to decide his next opponent with Khan and Maidana the choices.
Despite Khan coming out on top, the undefeated American announced a deal to fight Maidana – the man who became the first to conquer Adrien Broner, dubbed the ‘next Mayweather’.
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Instead of taking the bull by its horns, Floyd asked his fans to tell him who to fight between Khan (28-3, 19KO) and Maidana (35 -3, 31 KO). It is true that even these two fighters (Khan and Maidana) are not just easy opponents, but why not Pacquiao? It would be a big upset if Floyd would lose his upcoming fight on May 3, but we doubt that would happen.
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Speculations are that the promoters want the world to add more money by delaying this fight. Whether that is true or not I am not sure. We have been waiting for this fight for more than five years now. We couldn’t be shocked if this fight would be worth more than US$200 million, as most promoters have suggested. Imagine US$200 million in one day? Some guys are very lucky.
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Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) will be getting his first taste of being in the ring with a junior middleweight with ‘A’ level power next month in his fight against Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) on March 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Up until now, Golden Boy Promotions has for some reason continued to mostly match the red-haired Canelo up against welterweights rather than junior middleweights. They even went so far to put Canelo in with a welterweight when he fought for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title in 2011 in matching him against fringe welterweight contender Matthew Hatton in a fight that was supposed to have taken place at a catch-weight of 150 lbs, but Canelo came in over.
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Floyd Mayweather has asked boxing fans to vote on whether he should fight Amir Khan next or Marcos Maidana. See more Mayweather’s tweet.
Khan, 27, signed a contract in December that put him in line for a possible super-fight with Mayweather this year, but the Briton is still waiting to find out if he will face the unbeaten world light-middleweight champion
A May showdown in Las Vegas has been mooted as a possibility, but the British fighter is not the only contender for Mayweather, with Argentinian Maidana also an option for the 36-year-old American.
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Last week, future boxing hall-of-famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley arrived in the Philippines Tuesday morning to start up plans of staging a benefit boxing card for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Floyd is still on negotiation about Mayweather vs Khan fight in Golden Boy Promotions.
While Mosley discussed the details of his Philippine visit, the amiable American boxer could not avoid questions about the much-talked about match between welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The 42-year-old Mosley is one of few fighters who had the opportunity to fight both Mayweather and Pacquiao.
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