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 Last update:  1/2/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
Golovkin's Trainer: Maidana Merits Mayweather, Not Khan
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Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

Trainer Abel Sanchez, who handles the career of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, feels British star Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) has not done enough to earn a shot at pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs).

Khan is reportedly the frontrunner to face Mayweather on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The other being under consideration is WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana.

Sanchez feels Maidana, and even WBC/WBA 140-pound champion Danny Garcia, are more deserving of the opportunity to get Mayweather.

"I don't think [Khan] deserves it. I think a guy like Maidana, a guy like Garcia deserves it more. I don't think Amir Khan has done enough to merit that," Sanchez said.

But, Sanchez admits that Khan is probably the best business option, because of his following in the UK, for Mayweather.

"Obviously Amir Khan has a big name and talks himself into some big fights. He may not be deserving but he is probably the biggest money fight for Floyd," Sanchez said.

>>>>Sanchez Talks Further on Mayweather-Khan<<<<<

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan


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comment by CJ_Ross, on 01-03-2014
Can't deny that. Maidana did earn a shot at big Money. I think he should get a shot at Mayweather even tho he wont win

comment by sergey.smith, on 01-03-2014
I don't agree with Abel rarely but he is right in his comments on this story.

May 3rd
comment by Hitman88, on 01-03-2014
I also agree w/ Golovkin's trainer in that Khan has not done much in recent fights to deserve a bout against mayweather (Not to mention he's yet to fight at 147). It's obviously more of a business decision for mayweather promotions which seems to infuriate & agitate Floyd's detractors. I for one ...

comment by Prince Mongo, on 01-03-2014
Sanchez is right, Khan has done NOTHING recently to really deserve a Mayweather fight. Since Peterson it has all been down hill ,his last 2 fights have been against no hopers and he only just squeaked past Diaz. It is like Khan is sitting around waiting for a Lottery win instead of taking on real...

Everybody Was Wrong About Rios & Alvarado, And Going To Be Wrong About Khan Too!
comment by TLC8, on 01-03-2014
This trainer is so spot on; khan is about the least deserving out there for a title shot with Floyd. He's done nothing impressive in the ring in years, everybody is knocking him down these days, and Floyd is just trying to cash in on Khans UK following to buy the fight. Floyd is gutless and shoul...

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