Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Schaefer: Khan-Broner - Not Now, Maybe in The Future - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  3/5/2014       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Schaefer: Khan-Broner - Not Now, Maybe in The Future
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Rick Reeno

For the last few days, former champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) and Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs) have been trading words on the social networks. The tension first began when Floyd Mayweather Jr. promised Amir a future fight, but only if Khan was able to defeat Broner.

While Mayweather would like to see Khan and Broner trade leather on his May 3rd undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Schaefer indicates the fight won't happen in the immediate future.

The biggest reason for delay, says Schaefer, is both fighters are going in totally different directions in terms of their planed career moves.

Broner, following last December's decision loss to Marcos Maidana, told Golden Boy that he plans drops to down in weight to pursue a title at 140-pounds. Last June, Broner jumped from 135 to 147 to capture the WBA welterweight title from Paulie Malignaggi.

Khan, inactive since last April's win over Julio Diaz, advised Golden Boy that he plans to campaign as a full-fledged welterweight and wants a significant fight or two in order to land a Mayweather shot (should Mayweather beat Maidana on May 3).

"I think it's a great fight. And you know that I am not a marinater, but I can only make fights when they can be made. Having said that, Adrien is thinking about moving down in weight to 140, which is something that I certainly support and endorse. I think there are certainly some big fights for him at 140. He sort of rushed through these divisions and in the process left out the 140-pound weight class," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com. 

"I think sometimes you need time to grow into these divisions and grow into these fights. He could go to 140, have a couple of fights and then move back to 147. That's a blueprint and a career path that I would endorse."

"Obviously we know that Amir wants a Mayweather fight. For Amir, to move up to 147 is the right path for him. I think hanging around the 140-pound weight class doesn't make any sense for Amir and he's been fighting at 140 for a long time. I know that as he gained muscle mass and moved up in weight, he feels better than he ever has. Virgil [Hunter] has been telling me that as well. He feels strong, he feels good. For him to go back down to 140 right now, it would make no sense."

"It is one of those situations where we are going to eventually see that fight [between Broner and Khan]. You know Rick, and the fans know, that I am not a marinater. I get the fights done and I think I have a track record to prove that. In this particular case, I see Adrien doing a couple of fights at 140, and then Amir doing a couple of fights at 147 and then possibly facing Mayweather - depending on the outcome of the fight with Maidana. I see that scenario as being more likely than Amir and Adrien happening right now."

Tags: Amir Khan , Adrien Broner , Richard Schaefer


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Wyvceo, on 03-06-2014
[QUOTE=F!x]Broner has followed in big bros footsteps and ducked Khan just like Floyd did.[/QUOTE] Duck khan are you high....I guess I'm the only dumb one who would reply to this ...DUCK KHAN...lmao...he should give maidana a rematch after and Diaz who is c- fighter ...beat floyd..not even he h...

comment by Wyvceo, on 03-06-2014
[QUOTE=Bring It On]Ok, so Another Bum is not ready for A Mere Con. Gotcha.[/QUOTE] You must mean I got to hide from floyd so ill play peek a boo..talk Shhh about floyd while everyone leaves bob and make fight while I make it seem I want fight while getting raped I was worried and wonder wha...

comment by wja1966, on 03-06-2014
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo golden Boy then make it a catch weight and that would suit both parties and no excuses. As a Brit coming to Las Vegas for the Mayweather fight the only Brit on their so far is Olympic Bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo. I hope their is at least another British...

comment by kavi521, on 03-06-2014
LOL So Khan want it; Broner wants it; Mayweather wants it but Golden Boy don't. As a business point, I can see why they would not want the fight to happen. Loser is in the gatekeeper category. Would be a good fight and build up for the fans. Do not see this happen any time soon.

comment by F!x, on 03-06-2014
Broner has followed in big bros footsteps and ducked Khan just like Floyd did.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (71) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Brook vs. Porter Fails To Regis...
  Quillin-Korobov WBO Purse Bid W...
  Golovkin-Rubio Middleweight Tit...
  Andrzej Fonfara Inks Deal With ...
  Stevenson Ring Return Pushed Ba...
  Goossen Files $10 Million Defam...
  Scott Harrison Has License Rein...
  Gonzalez vs. Arce Set, 9/20 In ...
  Andre Ward Seeks Criminal Inves...
  Where Was the Protest? Garcia-S...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.