The momentum for this potential fight is definitely strong as Mayweather’s training camp express interest in a possible showdown between the two world class fighters. Mayweather’s father has been quoted as saying that this could be an “easy fight” for Mayweather to end his career with.
Circling the Mayweather camp, Khan trained with two of Mayweather’s trainers in 2008, saying that during this experience “in an hour, I’d learned something new”. By maintaining stateside status, Khan proves to be an adequate opponent for Floyd who seeks a worthy contender. Most of Khan’s high profile fights have been based in the states; having had 9 in total, 7 of which he won.
Amir’s previous fights may lead him towards Mayweather as the fighters share some opponents. Amir previously fought and won against Marcos Maidana in 2010 with Mayweather doing the same in 2014. Another example involves Zab Judah, with Khan (in 2011) and Mayweather (in 2006) both having fought the same person previously. If the fight does happen, Mayweather will prove difficult to beat as he displays highly impressive stats, currently sitting comfortably on 48-0.
Khan divides his time between the UK and the San Francisco Bay Area and has amassed quite a famous following. His promotional team is Golden Boy Promotions, headed by former fighter and opponent of Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya. Together, the pair closely eye a deal with Mayweather; De La Hoya stating in one interview that he has great confidence in Khan’s abilities: “Khan is at the perfect moment in his career to be fighting at welterweight. I am pushing hard for a Floyd Mayweather fight…I truly feel 2015 will be Amir Khan’s year”.
For many, Khan is seen as the only possible contender for Mayweather’s next fight. After having defeated Devon Alexander at the MGM Grand in December, Khan has proved to many that he can not only attract big crowds, but win against top competitors at big venues. “This win puts me up there to face the biggest names in boxing, the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos. That’s where I’ve always felt I belonged”, said Khan after the fight.
Mayweather’s recently reported next fight will be against Andre Berto on September 12th, making Berto his 49th opponent, with Mayweather set to retire after his 50th fight. Should the showdown not happen, Khan has plenty more opponents to fight in the US. Manny Pacquiao, Sheffield fighter Kell Brook and Keith Thurman are all possible bouts in the near future for the 28-year-old Khan.
With 34 professional fights under his belt, Khan has shown himself to be a tough and technical boxer. Having trained with some of America’s greatest and current boxing trainers, Khan has drawn in and competed against big fighters. With the kind of career that he has had so far, he will surely make for excellent watching in the years to come.
Amir Khan is able to be booked for both corporate and entertainment events through MN2S, an international music services company with a strong an ever-increasing talent booking division. The company represents an impressive global roster of various personalities from the world of sport, media, and operates bookings in over 100 countries from their head office in London. If you would like to book renowned sporting great Amir Khan for a corporate entertainment event or as an after dinner speaker, please contact his MN2S booking agent.