By Edward Chaykovsky
According to British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs), monetary gain is not the only advantage for Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the two of them come together in the fall. A potential showdown is being discussed for September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Manager Al Haymon, who advises both fighters, is working on the deal.
If the two them reach a deal for September, Khan strongly believes the event will help Mayweather grow his fan base in areas where the unbeaten champion is not as popular - like Pakistan, India and Dubai - areas where Khan is one of the more popular athletes.
"I think it can happen, for sure. Financially it makes sense. It's going to help Floyd's fan base, especially in other parts of the world - like Pakistan, India, Dubai, and the UK. The UK fans wants it. Obviously people in Pakistan would love to see that fight and I can only imagine having a press conference there...the same with Dubai," Khan told BoxingScene.com/Be Real TV.
Khan struggled a bit in his last fight, a decision win over Chris Algieri last month at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He promises a different animal will show up against Mayweather.
"I can definitely promise you that a different Amir Khan will show up in my next fight. I will be a different fighter. It was just a bad night [against Algieri]. We got the win which is the main thing, but it wasn't the best performance," Khan said.