Either Khan or Maidana opposite Floyd in the ring is a big insult to his fans
By Juan dela Cruz: On the first week of December this year, at Shelton, Washington, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said his next opponent will be a solid guy come May 3, 2014. And I’ll say this again, all of Floyd’s opponents were solid guys. The only issue is that, were they in the solid form when Floyd faced them?
I have already answered this in my previous articles, from Oscar dela Hoya to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, I already explained why they can’t be considered solid when Mayweather fought them. And now, buzzing around the web is a potential Khan-Mayweather Jr fight. What does Khan have or done that will entitle him for a fight with Floyd? Definitely none! And if and when he became Floyd’s dance partner, then it will be a big insult to his fans.
Just recently, Amir Khan stated that the fight will be announced in the coming weeks. It seems Khan is 100% sure the fight is going to happen. On the other hand, Floyd never downplayed the chances of facing Amir in one of his remaining fights for Showtime. He even liked the idea. If that is so, I can’t find any reason that will say Khan is a solid guy. He had been campaigning at light welterweight, and if the fight came into fruition, then he will just be another bloated fighter in Floyd’s resumê. It will be Khan’s first fight at welter and definitely, oh my I hate to say this, Amir will gonna get KO’d by Floyd. He is not even in top 20 welterweights of any boxing body. I just hope that the supposed fight is just a rumor.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Floyd said Marcos Maidana is in the mix. What? Yeah you heard it right, Maidana is in the mix for a chance to face Floyd. If I remember it correctly, Floyd said Pac had just beaten a lightweight (Rios) and is not in his level that’s why Pac-Floyd fight won’t happen. With Floyd’s logic, clearly, Chino is not in his level either! Maidana had just beaten an over-hyped lightweight (Broner). And that doesn’t qualify him to be at a level entitled to face Floyd. So the question is, if Pac and Maidana just had beaten lightweights, then why is Maidana qualified to face Floyd but not Pac? If Floyd wants a solid guy, Pac is light years away from Chino, not just in being solid, but in skills and PPVs as well. Chino hasn’t proved anything. His win against Broner is nothing. Adrien is a bloated lightweight made to climb up weight to pursue his dreams of becoming a Floyd-alike. The only reason I can see for having Maidana in the mix is for Floyd’s revenge for his “younger brother” Adrien who was schooled by Chino in their last fight. Other than that, it’s nothing. And by the way, Chino was battered by Khan in their fight and that Rios is technically a junior middleweight when Pac schooled him.
I have nothing against Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana, my point is, they are not yet solid fighters at welterweight. They still have a lot to prove. Putting them opposite Floyd is a big insult to his fans. Floyd had been saying his next foe will be solid, and yet, here he is picking from a couple of have-not-proven-anything guys. Again, I hope these are just rumors, for if not, Floyd had a lot of explaining to do to his fans that will prove that either of these guys were solid.