The people clamoring for a Floyd Mayweather Jr-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight (read: every sports fan in the world), will be disappointed about the latest comments from Amir Khan. The British boxer, who recently said Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao, told the Guardian that he expects to fight the undefeated welterweight in the next 6-9 months.
“Floyd Mayweather is beatable – I think definitely he’s beatable,” Khan reportedly said. “The fight will happen definitely – it’ll happen within the next nine months – six to nine months.”
Khan believes the fight will happen in America because all the money and potential for publicity is here. He also defended Floyd’s knockout of Victor Ortiz, saying it was Ortiz’s fault he got knocked out.
One big detail has to be taken care of first: Khan needs to win his December fight with Lamont Peterson. If that happens, perhaps a Floyd-Khan fight could be next on the docket. This actually wouldn’t be a huge surprise.
You may recall a note we posted in August saying Floyd dreamed of fighting in the U.K. That was an instant hint that he was thinking about fighting Khan. The only other obstacle is whether Floyd would grant the fight. After all, Mayweather may be a little salty from July when Khan suggested Floyd used PEDs against Oscar de la Hoya.