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Mayweather: If Khan Can Impress Me, He May Be Next

By Rick Reeno

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Amir Khan's last performance, where he got knocked down and struggled to win a decision over Julio Diaz last April, was part of the reason he passed on the British star and selected WBA beltholder Marcos Maidana as the opponent of choice for May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The other reason was Maidana's much stronger run, which includes a dominating win over previously undefeated Adrien Broner last December.

Mayweather has already advised Khan to face Broner - and if Khan wins in impressive fashion he might become the opponent for Mayweather's next fight in September.

Golden Boy's CEO Richard Schaefer has already told BoxingScene.com that Broner-Khan is unlikely to happen in the immediate future, but Schaefer is currently locking down a credible welterweight to face Khan in the coming months.

"You look at Maidana and he's 4-0 with 3 knockouts. And [Khan] is 2-2 and the guy that he did fight [and beat in Julio Diaz], we wasn't really impressed with that. Not taking anything away from Diaz, but we wasn't really impressed with that. [Khan] is still on the table, not for this fight. You seen what I said on my Instagram and my Twitter and my Facebook. If he can impress me with something, he may be the next guy," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lalaland on 05-24-2014

Mayweather can't knock a firefly out.

Comment by hugh grant on 05-24-2014

[QUOTE=Jcsuper;14586205]NEWS FLASH PAC No one wants to see you fight Khan or Bradley with his 12 kos. FIGHT MAY ALREADY YOUR NOT FOOLING ANYONE WITH YOUR ROADBLOCK ANTICS..[/QUOTE] Stop sounding real upset by trying to belittle Bradley with his lack…

Comment by Jcsuper on 05-24-2014

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;14311814][B][SIZE="4"]NEWS FLASH FLOYD No one wants to see you fight Khan or Maidana.. FIGHT PACQUIAO ALREADY YOUR NOT FOOLING ANYONE WITH YOUR ROADBLOCK ANTICS.. [/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] NEWS FLASH PAC No one wants to see you fight Khan or Bradley with his…

Comment by Jcsuper on 05-24-2014

[QUOTE=g-wane;14311500]Why don't you just shut the Fock up !! Regardless if you like Floyd or not, he has no business in the ring with a guy who's 2-2 in his last 4 fights and has since changed trainers. You idiots…

Comment by Jcsuper on 05-24-2014

[QUOTE=kadafi;14311018]When the fak did KHAN become IMPRESSIVE??? i know floyd fans are really excited about this. Oh Lord!!![/QUOTE] He became impressive when talks about a Pac - Khan fight began

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