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Amir Khan Gets Closer To Mayweather-Guerrero Winner

By Edward Chaykovsky

In a very odd move, the WBC has released their new ratings and presented former WBA/IBF 140-pound champion Amir Khan with the number #2 ranking position, which puts him very close to securing a shot at the winner of the May 4th battle between WBC 147-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero.

Khan is only one position below Luis Carlos Abregu, who faces a very stiff test in Antonin Decarie on April 27th in Argentina. If Abregu is defeated, you could very well see Khan boosted up to the number one spot or get placed in a final eliminator for the mandatory position.

Khan (27-3, 19KOs) also returns on April 27th, in Sheffield, against veteran Julio Diaz. Khan has never fought in the welterweight division and that fact alone has raised questions on why the WBC gave Khan the number two spot in their rankings. Even the fight with Diaz is being fought at a catch-weight of 143-pounds.

The only logic is the WBC's hope that Khan, still a superstar in the UK, will face Mayweather sooner than later. There have been discussions about a Mayweather-Khan showdown for the last two years, but Khan's unexpected defeats to Lamont Petersion and Danny Garcia pushed that fight back.

Khan recently signed an exclusive agreement with Showtime, and Mayweather just signed his own multi-fight contract with the same network.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Leohappy on 04-07-2013

if things continue on like this then amir khan will soon become a WBC welterweight champ without fighting anybody.

Comment by KTFO on 04-06-2013

The WBC has been giving favorable rankings to GBP fighters for some time now. The most recent that come to mind are: 1) Mares vs Morel for the belt that was stripped from Nishi. Mares never fought at 122 and…

Comment by LacedUp on 04-06-2013

[QUOTE=Starz20;13216743]I hope khan gets knocked out his next fight so we can stopped being forced fed this dude! How can he get knocked out smooth, lose to Peterson and not face Lucas Mattysse in his own weight class and have…

Comment by uniquehump on 04-06-2013

1st of all, Floyd will not fight Khan. Floyd does not care about belts and mandatories. He fights who he wants, when he wants and where he wants. Which leads me to say, a fight in the UK would make…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-06-2013

[QUOTE=BabyFaceAssasin;13217928] There's no way Khan moves to #2 without ever even fighting in the WW division?? Lmao[/QUOTE] The boxing reporters need to keep hammering the WBC to explain this ranking of Khan. It is outrageous that they are being this…

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