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Mayweather on The Khan Rumors, Picking Next Foe

By Chris Robinson

There is an increasing buzz in the boxing community that Floyd Mayweather may end up facing British star Amir Khan this coming May 3 in Las Vegas.

Following his unanimous decision victory over Saul Alvarez in September, Mayweather has largely stayed mum on who he would prefer to meet in his next ring endeavor.

On Friday night, I shared a few words with the sport’s reigning pound for pound king inside of the Little Creek Resort in Shelton, Wash. following a Mayweather Promotions show that featured a bevy of Mayweather’s fighters in action.

Asked about what his future holds, Mayweather wouldn’t throw out any possible names.

“I never know who I’m going to fight,” Mayweather explained. “I leave that up to my team. My team comes up with the guy and I go with the game plan.

“Whoever it’s going to be, I truly believe we’re going to do good numbers,” Mayweather added. “Because once it gets to this level it’s a business.”

Asked for his thoughts on Khan’s abilities as a prizefighter, Mayweather offered some respect.

“Amir Khan, I think he’s a young, strong champion,” Floyd stated. “I call all these guys champions. I call them champions because even when they get knocked down they get back up and give it their best.”

Khan appeared to be on fast track towards a Mayweather fight a few years ago but a crushing fourth round TKO loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2012 set him back and he hasn’t been able to fully restore his luster even after switching trainers and teaming up with Virgil Hunter.

Asked if Khan has maybe taken too much flack from critics for his losses, Mayweather revealed that he hasn’t exactly been keeping tabs on the Bolton fighter’s career.

“I really don’t know too much about Amir Khan,” Mayweather stated. “But I do know, every time out, the guy comes and fights. If he is the guy, then he’s the guy. There’s nothing I can do but go out there and execute the game plan and dedicate myself to my craft, which is boxing.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chepboxingking on 12-10-2013

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;14014751]That's where you and maynever are wrong Khan doesn't have a huge following in the uk[/QUOTE] Ok, so what other fighter, other than pac at 147-154 will generate more money than Khan that Floyd hasn't beaten yet?

Comment by boxingfan76 on 12-10-2013

an ortiz rematch is 10x better than khan geeze...

Comment by boxingfan76 on 12-10-2013

[QUOTE=F!x;14014554]Khan is the best possible fight left for Floyd now. Manny already has another date so there's really no one else left since Alexander was exposed by the Julio Diaz-level, Shawn Porter. And Porter of course is not really any…

Comment by Straightener on 12-10-2013

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;14014389]Man I hate that he's going to fight Khan because he's mot deserving of a May shot, but I understand this is a business and outside of pac, Khan fight will easily make the most money. Khan has a huge…

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 12-10-2013

[B][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]I am right. I know the sport inside and out. Jesus Chavez didn't have the skill to beat Floyd. Cotto did but it was a cherry-pick gone bad. Outside of Cotto, who actually belonged in the ring with Floyd,…

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