By James Slater
According to various reports popping up all over the place, it seems Britain’s Amir Khan is the frontrunner to next challenge superstar Floyd Mayweather junior. Reportedly Khan has decided not to go ahead with his long planned December 7th fight with IBF welterweight champ Devon Alexander and instead go straight into a May 3rd date with Mayweather. Naturally Alexander is not pleased at this news and neither are some fans/critics who feel Khan has ducked Alexander and has not earned a shot at Mayweather.
The word is Alexander may now face Zab Judah in December instead, possibly with Paulie Malignaggi facing the unbeaten Shawn Porter as co-feature. This bill looks headed for the Barclays Centre in New York.
Khan’s challenge of Mayweather, if it does happen, will likey take place in the US due to tax reasons. So it sems Khan will not get his dream fight in England. Will a Mayweather-Khan clash appeal to the fans though, and would this match up sell out Floyd’s favourite arena The MGM Grand in Las Vegas?