Schaefer: Mayweather is Open To Fighting Amir Khan
Amir Khan is on a collision course for a bout with Floyd Mayweather late next year, according to Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer.
The WBA light-welterweight champion has the next 18 months of his career mapped out, starting with his unification showdown against Zab Judah in Las Vegas on July 23.
Next up would be a likely fight with Erik Morales in December followed by a return to the UK where the 24-year-old would step up to welterweight, with Kell Brook in his sights.
But the most mouth watering prospect of all has been pencilled in for November 2012 when Schaefer hopes Khan will meet Mayweather.
"We believe in Amir and believe he is ready. These are big plans but Team Khan are on board," he said.
"I've had conversations with Mayweather and his adviser Al Haymon and they are definitely open to a fight with Amir Khan, absolutely."
Mayweather, who is scheduled to meet Victor Ortiz in September, has told Schaefer he wants to deliver the fight boxing needs most by agreeing to face Manny Pacquiao.
"Floyd has indicated he would like to do the Pacquiao fight," said Schaefer.
"He said to me he'd be open to fighting Pacquiao next if the testing issue can be sorted out.
"Amir would then fight in the autumn against Mayweather.
"I spent the last week with Mayweather and he said he wants to fight more than once per year.
"Whether he delivers on that promise, I don't know, but I really believe he does want to fight several times a year.
"He's mentioned to me the possibility of fighting in December again.
"Floyd has rediscovered his love for boxing and is ready to go. He's hungry again."
Mayweather wants to fight in the UK at some point, but Schaefer believes any clash with Khan would have to be staged in the United States.
"Mayweather absolutely loves the British fans so I wouldn't rule out him fighting here," he said.
"He feels the UK market is the biggest one for him outside the US.
"We'd have to see if we could do the Khan fight here from a timing and pay-per-view point of view, but it's a big stretch."
Khan's encounter with IBF champion Judah will be screened on Primetime.
[QUOTE=MrRolltide91;10798159]no he wants to fight manny after ortiz. [B]did you read the aticle[/B]?[/QUOTE] No wonder he was confused.Comment by MrRolltide91 on 07-06-2011
[QUOTE=davidoff;10797204]Fighting Ortiz, and now might be fighting Khan after? In his ESPN interviews he said how Cotto had lost. Brings up Pac's losses. Then when he wants to fight Ortiz, he says in the conference we shouldn't focus on his…Comment by Hard Boiled on 07-06-2011
Schaefer knows Ortiz has no chance whatsoever of beating Mayweather, So he is looking ahead to Khan who is just to fast for Mayweather to keep up. Yes Khan is faster than Mayweather, Mayweather is 34 years old ffs! I…Comment by davidoff on 07-06-2011
Fighting Ortiz, and now might be fighting Khan after? In his ESPN interviews he said how Cotto had lost. Brings up Pac's losses. Then when he wants to fight Ortiz, he says in the conference we shouldn't focus on his…Comment by SpitBalla on 07-06-2011
We gotta give Floyd a lot of credit for fighting or planning to fight the two best young fighters in Ortiz and Khan. This definitely makes PAC look a little bad in some ways. I'd love to see Floyd Khan.…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (81)