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Khan: Religion Would Impede Mayweather Fight in Sept.

By Ryan Maquiñana

Floyd Mayweather has stated repeatedly that following this Saturday’s welterweight unification clash with Marcos Maidana, he plans to return to the ring in September.

Such a date would not bode well for a devout Muslim like Amir Khan, who hopes to score a lucrative pay-per-view bout with Mayweather. The month of Ramadan, where one must refrain from eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset, runs from late June to late July this year -- right during the heart of a theoretical summer training camp leading up to a matchup with the pound-for-pound king.

As a result, Khan told BoxingScene.com that a September date would be doubtful due to his religious beliefs.

“Being a Muslim, I’d like to take the whole of Ramadan off,” Khan said. “I’d like to fight away from Ramadan. So if the fight is against Mayweather in September, it would be hard for me to make because I need to be training in July, but I don’t think that’s going to happen because I need a couple months to prepare.

“And also, when you’re fasting from sunrise to sunset, it’s a long time not having water. You need a month kind of to recuperate, not eating all that time. So I’m going to sit down with my team, and getting past this Collazo fight is the main thing first, and then see what we can plan for the future.”

Khan did offer an alternative, though Mayweather is notorious for dictating terms given his massive leverage as the current premier pay-per-view star in the sport. However, the fighters now share the same adviser in Al Haymon.

“But I mean a Mayweather fight, if it could happen I’d love to have it in November, or even December, or even May, it could happen,” Khan said. “But I’m going to keep on focusing on my next opponent who is Luis Collazo and go from there.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=StillAlive2k;14489848]That's same reason why pacman cant fight in May!!! because of lent!!!! [B]Credit to khan, who I thought was desperate for a payday!!! Maybe I was wrong.....[/B].[/QUOTE] Yes you were wrong, as were all those other 'tards who accused him…

Comment by QballLobo on 05-02-2014

[QUOTE=FeFist;14489692]Then he probably won't get a Mayweather fight. A Latin fighter will always be favoured over him in May, and Mayweather only other month Mayweather fights in is September.[/QUOTE] Its actually the other way around. We don't always get hispanic…

Comment by rocktx on 05-02-2014

Don't see why he wouldn't just do the month training camp. He's only wants the fight for the money anyway, not like he's gonna win.

Comment by 4Corners on 05-02-2014

I said this months ago and everyone was like "For the right price, he'll say f*ck ramadan" lol

Comment by budfr on 05-02-2014

Become a Christian. Problem solved.

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