Hearn Confident: Floyd Mayweather Will Not Fight Khan

By Edward Chaykovsky

From a business perspective, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is confident WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs) will not fight Amir Khan (30-3, 19KOs) on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Khan returns later tonight, when he battles former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri in a Spike TV televised main event, as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.

If Khan wins in style, he is expected to become a frontrunner to face Mayweather in the fall.

Hearn believes Mayweather will face someone else. Mayweather just earned over $200 million from his May 2nd victory over Manny Pacquiao. Stylistically, Hearn sees Khan as potentially being a tougher fight for Floyd. He doesn't believe Mayweather will face a tougher opponent for a fraction of the money.

"No, [I don't think Mayweather fights Khan]. How can you go from a fight earning over $200 million dollars to a fight earning $60 million dollars and it being potentially tougher. It just doesn't make sense," Hearn told Real TV.

Of course, Hearn has another fight in mind. He desperately wants to match IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook against Khan in the headliner of a major stadium event in the UK. Brook defends his title on Saturday against top contender Frankie Gavin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boliodogs on 05-29-2015

That's great news to me.

Comment by boliodogs on 05-29-2015

the only thing good about khan getting the fight is that he would take a beating and have to shutup for a day or two. many other boxers deserve the fight more than he does.

Comment by Wicky on 05-29-2015

I'd love it if Mayweather chose Brook over Khan because it's funny watching Khan repeatedly sidelined while blowing the Mayweather trumpet. it's much more entertaining than the fight would be. But then we'd never see Brook/Khan, and that's actually the…

Comment by twosweethooks on 05-29-2015

[QUOTE=Bep3373;15738069]It's dam sure better than pacfraud vs algeri[/QUOTE] Lets do a real Chicken Chasing DRAMA SHOW MANG GGG vs da Main Chicken,,,,160

Comment by twosweethooks on 05-29-2015

[QUOTE=MRCHOKEaMF;15737917]Drama Show? Like desperate housewives? Floyd would BOX the ears off of the brawler...and didnt you say the same thing about that petatarian in your photo. :nutkick:....At least you didnt run and get a new alt like the former fans…

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