Khan: I’m waiting for Mayweather to announce the fight
Would like to Thank all the fans who voted for me on the @FloydMayweather poll, just waiting for him to announce the fight now
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) February 12, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) is waiting on pins and needles for the time that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) to make the announcement that he’ll be his next opponent on May 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan got voted in the fight by his many loyal fans rather than Mayweather selecting him the way that he normally selects his opponents. Of course, you can make a strong argument that Mayweather selected Khan when decided to put it for vote by twitter followers rather than having it done by normal vote an independent site.
It would be very interesting if Mayweather pulled the rug out from under Khan by choosing to face Marcos Maidana instead, and telling fans that he had second thoughts about the wisdom of having fans vote for something as important as his next fight. Heck, if Mayweather were to put it up for vote each time he fights, he could be in the ring with guys like Luis Collazo and Paulie Malignaggi rather than more deserving fighters like Keith Thurman and Maidana.
I hate to say it, but I actually lump Khan in with Collazo and Malignaggi in terms of where he’s at with his career right now. He’s more of a guy that is known for his 15 minutes of fame that is now long past than for what he’s done recently, because he hasn’t beat a halfway decent opponent since he beat Zab Judah in 2011. He’s won 2 fights since 2011, and both of those wins came against Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz.
Khan also said this on his social media site: “Myself and my team have been getting constant calls and messages about my next fight since winning the @FloydMayweather poll.”
Right now, Khan is still on the high from having won the twitter poll to get the fight, but once the entire experience is over, and he’s been likely soundly whipped, then I imagine the high will have eroded into a feeling of ‘What happened? I should have kept my guard up.”