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 Last update:  3/5/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Angel Garcia: Khan is a Star, Why Wait on Mayweather?
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Angel Garcia, father and trainer of WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, disagrees with Amir Khan's decision to stay inactive while waiting for a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan has been inactive since last April, when he struggled to win a close points decision over Julio Diaz. For almost a year, Khan sat back and even withdrew from a planned December fight with then IBF champion Devon Alexander, because the British star was confident of landing a lucrative slot against Mayweather on May 3rd.

The Mayweather fight never came. Instead, Mayweather selected WBA champion Marcos Maidana as his next opponent.

Since Mayweather made his announcement last week, Khan has been furious with being passed over.

Garcia says the British fighter only has himself to blame for the unfortunate outcome.

"Why would he sit back? He has his own name. People love him in his country. He has a big following over there. His fanbase is crazy. I would never do that [with Danny]. Why would you wait on somebody? You are already a star. He is already known. It's not like that fight would have made him. He has his own fanbase without Floyd. It would have been a good fight for both because the two of them could have created a bigger fanbase [for the fight], but no [he shouldn't have waited]. He could have had like four fights already. He would have made just as much money [from those four fights] as he would have made for Floyd," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr.


 

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comment by tenPt, on 03-06-2014
I liked Angel better before. He was more entertaining.

comment by Det. Conan, on 03-06-2014
[QUOTE=Evol]their eating good so why chase for a floyd fight. even though they're not making the type of money they would fighting floyd they're still doing good. this is why i dont understand why khan is so obsessed with floyd all of a sudden. if khan fight someone else khan would still be b...

comment by kingfaze19, on 03-05-2014
blame julio diaz , he scared khan into taking on another opponent before floyd since he gave him such a close fight, and i dont know why ppl are assuming had he fought alexander he would've won, that fight is evenly matched , and that was the perfect opportunity for him to redeem his lame outing ...

comment by SaldanaCC, on 03-05-2014
Khan waited cuz that woulda made him more money in one night then he would make for thenext 2 yrs!!!!!! Ppl gotta realize nobody is cheacking for khan out of the uk only reason he is big there is the star status fighters list is gettin shorter and shorter he is 2-2 in his last 4 with his last pe...

comment by O.H. Canada, on 03-05-2014
Richard ya old coot, stop trying to distract us from what's really good with your future promises.

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