Amir Khan is a good fighter. His dream fight is against Floyd Mayweather Jr next. But Mayweather has indicated he is not interested in fighting Khan. He has said for his final fight scheduled for September 12th he’ll be going in a totally different direction. Many people are still asking Floyd Mayweather next fight?
The Mayweather camp has indicated they will choose between Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield. Khan feels like it is a slap in the face. He has long said he is the man who can beat Mayweather. But with this announcement, Khan has to face the reality that, the chances are a fight with Mayweather is never going to happen. So don’t run out to the bookies just yet.
But why has Mayweather continued to ignore Khan? There are a number of reasons. First of all, much of the blame goes to Khan himself. He has taken the safe route to his impressive record. He has avoided dangerous fights like rematches against Marcos Maidana, Lamont Peterson, Breidis Prescott, and Danny Garcia.
He also has fought up and comers such as Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Errol Spence, or Lucas Matthysse. Instead of facing more tougher competition after hid lost to Danny Garcia in 2012, many true boxing fans see his fights with the likes of Devon Alexander, Chris Algieri, Luis Collazo, Julio Diaz, and Carlos Molina as the easier options, aswell as not being official welterweights.
Although Khan won those fights, they did nothing to develop his reputation as a top fighter in the welter weight division.
While some of those fighters were considered skilled, none of them were powerful punchers and Khan began to develop a reputation as a flashy fighter with a good record on paper, but not where it concerns the welterweight division.
By taking fights some consider easy, this has given potentially his biggest fight with Floyd Mayweather, less chance of happening.
It has also put somewhat of a downer on the popularity that he once had. Khan has certain had the opportunity to build himself up as the perfect opponent for Mayweather if he fought the toughest opponents available, but he has played it safe. Actions which seem to have cost him his dream fight.
But the boatload of safe fighters Khan has fought is not the only reason he is not seen as the best opponent for what is supposed to be Floyd Mayweather’s last fight.
Khan’s style is part of the problem as well. Styles make fights. Mayweather is a defensive specialist and counter puncher.
But the feeling from the general public and boxing fans, is – while they appreciate his skills, they still want to see an exciting fight.
Some fighters that would raise public opinion about Floyd’s boxing legacy *Top right to left – Shawn Porter & Errol Spence, Bottom right to left – Keith Thurman & Kell Brook.
No one ever knows what Mayweather is thinking – he, himself can also be accused or not fight every single fighter he should have fought. We can only hope that mayweather wants wants to have his last swan song by going out in style. But what we do know is the floyd mayweather next fight date i.e. September 12 2015.
Many believe that Khan’s fighting style at the beginning of his career would have give mayweather problems. But since changing his trainer to vigil hunter, he has become more thoughtful and less punch happy. This new fighting style is why many now think Khan is no match for Floyd – A fighter that is know for his abilities to out think an opponent in the ring.
For this reason putting Khan in against Mayweather has the potential to be a real snoozer. This is hopefully not what Mayweather wants for his final fight.
The best chance for Khan as far as the bookmakers are concerned, is if he can convince mayweather to have one more fight after September 12 which is still seen as a losing bet. Some of Floyd Mayweathers next opponents for many fans are the likes of Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and some have even hinted at him going up in weight to fight triple G, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin.
Mayweather him self has not given any indication that he will fight again after his 49th fight in September 2015.
The opinion seems to be from the mayweather fans is that Khan does not have what it takes to create the type of exciting fight the public demands. Khan is taking it pretty hard. He sees the biggest potential payday and a chance to leave his mark on boxing fading away. But he too must realize he has only himself to blame.
Your best bet is probably best put on Khan being upset that he can’t get the fight.
Khan has said he will continue to push his adviser Al Haymon to make the fight. But the bookies don’t believe that it is ever going to happen.
We all hope Mayweather wants an exciting, entertaining fight. Which is not something many people think Amir Khan is able to offer.
Both Mayfield and Berto are the suggested names but truth be told neither of these two names are really what the public want to see.
Both fighters have loses on their records and are not considered to be in Mayweathers league.
Many will say that Mayweather is again picking opponents that he can easily beat. It’s evident that Mayweather believes he can fight whoever he wants – a concept that never ever existed amongst the great fighters of the past. The question still remains who is floyd mayweather fighting next?
This article was written by Tony Samboras who is a big fan of boxing. When he is not waiting for the next fight of the century he writes professionally for an Australian based free betting tips website.