Floyd Mayweather To Fight Amir Khan Before He Retires?
By Rachelle Corpuz | March 24, 2014 1:58 PM EST
Amir Khan's trainer, Virgil Hunter, has high hopes that his student will finally get his dream of fighting Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Could Mayweather really fight Khan before he retires? Hunter is optimistic.
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr smiles as he greets fans and amateur boxers during a visit to conduct training clinics in Soweto [Reuters/SIPHIWE SIBEKO]
A report by Boxing News 24 said that Hunter thinks that Khan will get his fight against Mayweather in 2015. By that time, the trainer said that Khan will be all set and more equipped to face the undefeated boxer. It is anticipated that the British boxer will have two or three more fights before he squares off with Mayweather.
"I believe Floyd Mayweather will fight Amir Khan next year," Hunter said. "I believe it's a blessing in disguise because Amir Khan will have another couple of fight and 2-3 more training camps," he added. Hunter said that Khan will be more dangerous when he faces Floyd by then.
Mayweather Six-Fight Contract with Showtime
Mayweather's upcoming fight against Marcos Maidana on May 3 is the third in his six-fight contract with Showtime. He fought and triumphed over Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May and September in 2013, respectively. It has been reported that Mayweather will also fight twice in 2014, once in May and in September. According to a news report by The Associated Press via Ring TV, Mayweather's last fight will be in September 2015. With three more fights remaining in his multi-million deal with Showtime, who else, do you, think deserves a shot at his unbeaten record, given that he wins over Maidana on May 3. In all likelihood, Mayweather might really end up fighting Khan sooner or later because he said so himself.
Mayweather on Khan: 'The fight will happen'
Khan said that he spoke with Mayweather after he had announced his May 3 opponent. They talked about making their fight happen so the British boxer still hasn't lost his chance of fighting the Grand Rapids native.
"Floyd said 'How are you doing, champ,'" Khan told Ringside as reported by Sky Sports. "I said 'I'm alright, but why didn't you take the fight, what was the issue,'" Khan added.
Mayweather told Khan that he respect him because he is a great fighter. The 37-year-old undefeated boxer said that their fight will happen eventually. "I have a few more fights left in my career and it will happen between me and you - just not yet," said Mayweather.
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