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Khan: Fighting Me Will Help Mayweather's Fan Base Grow

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STREET CLEANER on 06-10-2015

[QUOTE=Salim_Shady;15776501]Khan can't say anything without haters coming out of their sewers. He hasn't even said it in a disrespectful manner and people make it sound like he's killed someone. Is it that hard to believe that people in the middle…

Comment by wlliam on 06-10-2015

[QUOTE=Salim_Shady;15776501]Khan can't say anything without haters coming out of their sewers. He hasn't even said it in a disrespectful manner and people make it sound like he's killed someone. Is it that hard to believe that people in the middle…

Comment by wlliam on 06-10-2015

[QUOTE=seriously?;15776411]Khan gets a lot of hate for his comments - which usually are ****y as hell - but you have to take in to account that he's usually baited in to those responses by reporters. Read his comment again, he…

Comment by wlliam on 06-10-2015

[QUOTE=hitking;15776378]I don't care who Floyd fights next. Khan-Ortiz has to be on the undercard.[/QUOTE] Imagine how high the Khantrrds as well as fitzsimmons would rate that fight for Khan

Comment by larryxxx.. on 06-10-2015

[QUOTE=Slick_Rick;15776436]He does chat sh|t sometimes, but what did he say was wrong? Just reading through this thread its just insults thrown at Khan but nothing to debunk what he said. Floyd's fanbase might not grow, but his exposure will, especially…

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