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Team Alexander: We Deserve Mayweather, Not Khan!

By Ryan Burton

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather Jr's dominating victory over Canelo Alvarez, Floyd's father and co-trainer told BoxingScene.com that he would like to see his son face former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan in his next fight.

When I told the elder Mayweather that all signs point towards Khan facing Devon Alexander in December, he suggested that Khan should bypass that fight and wait for the more lucrative fight against his son. 

"Which fight brings more money? I think Khan should just fight Floyd. It makes more sense," Mayweather Sr. stated.

Alexander's manager and trainer Kevin Cunningham has also heard that Khan may also be thinking of going straight to a showdown against the pound for pound king. Cunningham doesn't think Khan has done enough to have earned a shot at Floyd and feels that a fight between Alexander and Khan is needed to produce a worthy opponent for Mayweather.  

"Devon's planning to make a huge statement against Khan. Amir wants to go straight to Floyd, but what has this clown done to deserve a shot at Floyd?

"Khan should appreciate the fact that Devon's giving him a shot. There are several other fighters at welterweight that we could give a shot to. Devon's done more to deserve a shot at Floyd than Khan anyway.  The winner of Alexander/Khan should unify with Floyd in May," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=LAPete;13761602]He needs to beat Kahn first. It's called pecking order.[/QUOTE] Actually, it's called cherry picking!

Comment by Chris_Rock on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=mike gonzalez;13762448]On a serious note if Khan can work on protecting his jaw, he can come out victorious, he is fast as hell, nice combos, I believe Khan will win by decision. Mark my word. If he protects his jaw,…

Comment by 1q3er5 on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=Adamjr91;13761794]HAHA this is hilarious!! Team Alexander barely had any interest in fighting Khan but as soon as Khan is getting talked as a Mayweather opponent, Alexander and Co. are screaming Khan is our opponent! LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL Here you go Alexander :bottle:[/QUOTE]…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 09-18-2013

Lets be real neither of these guys pose any threat to floyd i say floyd ko's both within 10 but it should be manditory for khan vs alexander first if khan dont fight alexander first id b pist cuz khan…

Comment by Southpawology on 09-18-2013

Team alexander is delusional gotta beat more than just lee purdy to get mayweather lol.

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