Amir Khan, Al Haymon in Talks: Khan The Next To Join?
By Rick Reeno
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that there are ongoing discussions between former champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) and powerful advisor Al Haymon, regarding a potential working relationship.
Haymon has been riding a hot streak in the last few weeks, adding more names to his massive stable of fighters. He recently signed up WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and top welterweight contender Luis Collazo.
For nearly a year, Khan has been chasing a fight with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is Haymon's top client. For months, Khan was a frontrunner to get a Mayweather fight, but Mayweather ultimately chose WBA champion Marcos Maidana for May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In order to get Mayweather, Khan has been very vocal about making a big splash at 147-pounds.
If a top name at welterweight is what Khan wants, then Haymon has what he's looking for. Haymon represents many of the other top welterweights and junior welterweights - including Keith Thurman, Paulie Malignaggi, Shawn Porter, Devon Alexander, Adrien Broner, Maidana, Lucas Matthysse, Danny Garcia, Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz and Collazo.
[QUOTE=BOXING-SCRIBE;14290327]Thurman vs Bronner=ko by slaughter Thurman vs Lucas= similar fight to Lucas vs swift,but with Thurman ko em clean out Thurman vs Maidana=pls read above fight prediction Thurman vs Swift = Thurman winning by UD or late stoppage Thurman vs…Comment by thack on 03-04-2014
[QUOTE=StillAlive2k;14291577]What has anyone done in LWW or WW division?? Apart from pac and Garcia. Khan is former champ, has fought at world level for long time, has exciting style and has lot of fans! What more do you people want??…Comment by StillAlive2k on 03-04-2014
[QUOTE=JuanDan;14291329]Agree 100% Not only is Khan deluded but so are his fans, Khan struggled in his last fight to beat a career lightweight Julio Diaz. Khan does not deserve any top fights, what has he done?[/QUOTE] What has anyone done…Comment by Freedom2016 on 03-04-2014
[QUOTE=megadeth;14290286]Thurman ain't beating Porter![/QUOTE] I ain't too sure about that... I think a slick, power puncher could beat Thurman but Porter doesn't strike me as a guy with immense power in his hands. Plus we need to remember Julio Diaz…Comment by thack on 03-04-2014
[QUOTE=JuanDan;14291329]Agree 100% Not only is Khan deluded but so are his fans, Khan struggled in his last fight to beat a career lightweight Julio Diaz. Khan does not deserve any top fights, what has he done?[/QUOTE] Correct, I even think…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (32)