Arum: Mayweather-Berto a Farce, Should've Faced Khan!

By Edward Chaykovsky

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is among the many who believe that Amir Khan should have been given the opportunity to face WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Last week, Mayweather announced Andre Berto as his opponent for the Showtime Pay-Per-View event. Berto, 3-3 in his last six fights, is a huge underdog. Many have labeled the fight a mismatch. Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in June, but he was losing the fight on the cards at the time of the stoppage.

"That's a farce. Mayweather should have fought Khan next. It would have been an interesting fight," Arum told The Telegraph.

Khan has now turned his attention to Arum's star fighter, Manny Pacquiao.

Unlike Mayweather, Arum makes it clear that Pacquiao is not going to avoid the British star.

"One thing's for sure, Pacquiao is not ducking Khan. Pacquiao will fight him. I don't know if Khan will fight Pacquiao, but it's available," Arum said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigg Rigg on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=tokon;15956568]Khan don't deserve a Floyd fight. Not that Berto is the best fight but so what? He just beat Pacquiao so he's entitled to an easier one.[/QUOTE] Shame on u bro

Comment by LA fight fan on 08-12-2015

was paquiao vs algieri or paquiao vs rios a farce? was manny's shoulder injury against mayweather a farce? seemed to have his arms up all during fight week, didn't admit it on the pre-fight physical questionnaire or have his corner…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=TheStranger;15958864]Regardless I'm willing to bet Canelo enters the ring closer to Golovkin's weight than Golovkin does to Andre Ward's weight. Or if he doesn't he will soon because of he's the youngster and we get heavier as we age.[/QUOTE] You…

Comment by TheStranger on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;15958768]good post ! I agree with everything except Canelo. Canelo is obviously an entitled JMW, and nothing more. When Canelo was a welter, he fought at 150. Reynoso explained why..... Canelo can still make 147, and he will remain at…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=doom_specialist;15958576]So after reading this post: What has Khan done to deserve Floyd or Pacquiao? [B]The only fighter at 147 that can say he's truly earned a shot at Floyd right now is Timothy Bradley.[/B] Everyone else including Khan have weak…

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