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Mayweather planning ‘big, big event’ in the U.K.

By James Slater

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr has never boxed outside of America as a pro, yet the unbeaten great is reportedly planning on leaving the glittering lights of Las Vegas behind for one fight at least – in the U.K. “Money’s” advisor Leonard Ellerbe spoke on The Steve Bunce Boxing Hour on BoxNation T.V last night, and he said there is “definitely a very strong possibility that Floyd will fight in the U.K.”

Already, there are rumours suggesting that if Mayweather does indeed box in England, his opponent could be Amir Khan. Khan, as fans may recall, was recently elevated to the number-two position in the WBC welterweight rankings, making the former 140-pound champion more than eligible to challenge for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight crown.

Of course, Mayweather, who has the first bout of his six-fight contract with Showtime this Saturday against Robert Guerrero, must get that fight out of the way before he can think about anything else.

“There’s definitely a very strong possibility that Floyd will fight in the U.K,” Ellerbe stated. “We’ll see how this thing [the Guerrero fight] play out, his focus is on Saturday night and then we’ll go from there. But we’re definitely going to bring a big, big event to the U.K. “I’m talking with a couple of people now and they’re giving us some options, and Floyd will definitely be coming to the U.K. The U.K are his biggest and best fans. He has a tremendous love affair for the U.K fans.”

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