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Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout

By Edward Chaykovsky

Retired former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) said the "timing" was not right for a pay-per-view fight with British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs).

Khan chased after Mayweather for several years, but he was always passed over in favor of other fighters.

In 2014, he was passed over twice in favor of Marcos Maidana. Mayweather won the first bout with Maidana decisively and there was little reason to face him again in the fall. Khan also holds a win over Maidana.

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After Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in May of last year, many insiders assumed he would face Khan in the fall - considering the fighters who were in the running.

After weeks of speculation, Mayweather shockingly selected Andre Berto, who shares the same trainer as Khan. Berto was 3-3 in his last six fights and a huge underdog. Mayweather dominated the fight quite easily for a decision win.

Mayweather retired following his win over Berto. Khan is now set for a major fight on May 7th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He will move up to 155-pounds to challenge Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez for the WBC middleweight championship.

During a recent tour of the UK, Mayweather was hounded with questions on why he never gave Khan a shot.  

“It’s all about timing. A lot of people didn’t think that the Manny Pacquiao fight would happen but it did, so the timing wasn’t right to fight anybody else,” Mayweather told the Manchester Evening News.

“I’m now retired so I’m not interested in facing anybody else, my main focus is on promotional company Mayweather Promotions. It’s been great to tour the UK and touch so many people. I’ve met a lot of fans and they have welcomed me with open arms.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 02-13-2016

[QUOTE=GoldenGloveLove;16464896][B]Khan hasn't won a championship bout since 2011. Maybe if he had the timing would've been better.[/B][/QUOTE] That is obviously the point. Why should the onus be on Mayweather to attempt to sell a Khan fight to the skeptical public.....…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 02-13-2016

[QUOTE=WSSD;16463395]translation: khan didnt get knocked out in the process like how pacquiao did so thats why the timing wasnt right.[/QUOTE] Ummm..... yea, he did. [IMG]http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/4224097/garcia-ko-khan-o.gif[/IMG] So I guess, Khan is qualified to fight Bradley.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 02-13-2016

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;16463301][B]Timing not right eh?[/B] See, this idiot just shows up with his illiterate excuse yet again. Obviously doesn't even know what the simple word 'timing' means. And yet there are still Floydiots running 'round, having kids, voting, just being a…

Comment by tiliheels on 02-13-2016

[QUOTE=muslimer12;16464889]So his most impressive win is berto and a draw with peterson. lmao he quit with maidana, lost to average lopez, got fustrated so fast against floyd and headbutted him, then gives floyd his only KO victory in like a…

Comment by tiliheels on 02-13-2016

[QUOTE=muslimer12;16464889]So his most impressive win is berto and a draw with peterson. lmao he quit with maidana, lost to average lopez, got fustrated so fast against floyd and headbutted him, then gives floyd his only KO victory in like a…

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