Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hunter Feels Mayweather-Khan Will Eventually Happen

Amir Khan's trainer expects his charge to announce his next fight within a week but has revealed it will not be against Adrien Broner.

The Bolton fighter was left high and dry for an opponent last week when pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather opted to snub him and instead face Marcos Maidana in a unification welterweight title fight on May 3.

The unbeaten Mayweather is expected to comfortably beat Maidana, who earned his opportunity with a surprise victory over then-WBA champion Broner.

And the American promised Khan a shot if he could emulate Maidana's achievement in defeating Broner - although the Briton labelled his foe "full of s***".

Khan and Broner have subsequently traded insults over Twitter, leading to speculation a bout between the pair would be organised, but Virgil Hunter has poured cold water on the suggestion.

"People talk in this business but I can assure you it won't be Adrien Broner. You'll be happy in the next few days and get clarity on the whole situation," he said on Sky Sports News.

Hunter added he expects Khan to eventually settle the score with Mayweather, who chose to fight Maidana despite the Argentinian losing to Khan three years ago.

"Yes, it's going to definitely happen, I'm very confident of that through circles that I speak to, and people who are speaking in that matter are very true to their word," Hunter said.

Former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Khan has not fought in nearly a year and looked shaky in his last bout, where he eked out a narrow points decision win over the unfancied Julio Diaz.

But Hunter believes there will be a noticeable improvement in Khan, whom he believes will turn heads by stepping up a division to the welterweight limit.

"He's truly made some great strides and progress. Some of the things that I felt he needed to correct, he's corrected them and he's enhanced his profile quite handsomely," Hunter added, after being impressed by Khan in training camps.

"We're happy and we're ready to turn him loose and I think everyone will be quite surprised at how he's developed and grown into the welterweight that he is and the performance that he'll put on the night that he'll fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by John Barron on 03-07-2014

if he can avoid an average puncher for the remainder of the year.

Comment by thack on 03-07-2014

[QUOTE=ma51f;14301019]i doubt it now.. mayweather will duck khan like he did pacman... FACT.[/QUOTE] Another deluded Khan worshipper , Floyd Mayweather ducking Amir Khan ...stay off the drugs!

Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-07-2014

[QUOTE=ma51f;14301019]i doubt it now.. mayweather will duck khan like he did pacman... FACT.[/QUOTE]I bet Khan wouldn't turn down a $40 million dollar offer.

Comment by Kim Jong-Un on 03-07-2014

[QUOTE=Syf;14300302]He needs to beat that guy again. Man up and rematch Chino.[/QUOTE] Why does he? He already beat him and knocked him down and almost stopped Maidana lol. The fight would just be the same thing over again with Khan…

Comment by ma51f on 03-07-2014

i doubt it now.. mayweather will duck khan like he did pacman... FACT.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For BJ Flores Ready To Step in For Shannon Briggs and Face Oquendo Mayweather: No Rush To Make Davis-Lomachenko Unification Video: Bob Arum, Terence Crawford Post-Fight Interview McGregor Tells Mayweather To Stop Talking and Sign Contract Crawford Lands 59% of Power on Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Arum Admits Crawford-Thurman Fight Nowhere Near Happening Euro News: Braehmer Return, Madson, Hammer, Lock, More Report: Briggs Fails PED Test; Title Fight Vs. Oquendo in Doubt Arum Suggests Crawford’s Next Fight Won’t Be Televised by HBO Photos: Terence Crawford Beats Down Felix Diaz For TKO Win Frank Warren: Walsh Will Recover, Wasn't as Bad as Khan's KO Naoya Inoue Blasts Rodriguez, Melindo Drills Yaegashi in One Photos: Gary Russell Jr. Breaks Down, Stops Oscar Escandon Mayweather: If I Fight Again, 90% Chance It's With McGregor Photos: Andre Dirrell Wins By DQ After Post-Bell Knockout Photos: Gervonta Davis Blasts Out Liam Walsh in Three Rounds Team Uzcategui To Appeal, File Assault Charges on Dirrell's Trainer Photos: N'Dam Gains Controversial Win Over Ryota Murata Brook Feels Golovkin Might Be Too Much, Will Knock Canelo Out Terence Crawford: I'll Fight Anybody, It Doesn't Matter Who Brook: Spence Has Not Seen Anything That's I'm Going To Bring Andre Dirrell: I Remember a Shot and Then Everything Went Fuzzy
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement