Khan looking at Broner, Peterson or Porter as his Plan B opponent for April or May
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan is actively planning for his next fight in April or May now that he believes in his mind that Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants nothing to do with him and is running scared of him due to his hand speed. Khan says he’s interested in fighting one of the following opponents if possible: Adrien Broner, Lamont Peterson or Shawn Porter.
For Khan to get fights against Peterson and Porter, it could put these fighters in the situation where they would be defending their title against an opponent with a 2-2 record in his last four fights. How the sanctioning bodies could even approve such a fight is beyond me.
“We have discussed names like Adrien Broner, a re-fight with Lamont Peterson or maybe Shawn Porter,” Khan said to The National. “I never say no to a fight if it is a big fight.”
Khan-Broner would be a great fight. It’s definitely possible if Maidana faces Mayweather on May 3rd. Broner would obviously have a difficult time saying no to the big cash that he could make in a fight against Khan. Heck, that’s a much better fight than Broner’s rematch against Maidnaa, because no one would give Broner a chance against Maidana in a second fight. But against Khan, it would be a toss up with with Broner having a chance of winning if he can connect to Khan’s fragile chin with one of his big shots.
Broner may be slow, small, stationary and easy to hit at welterweight, but he still has a little pop in his punches. Khan would have to try and somehow get through 12 rounds without Broner finding his chin, and I don’t think that’s possible. Broner would get to Khan sooner or later with one of his hooks or straight right hand bombs, and I suspect that Khan would either be on the canvas or staggering around the ring like a drunk.
A Khan-Broner fight would be the perfect setup fight for a potential Mayweather vs. Khan fight in 2015. Khan might not be able to fight Mayweather in September due to the lost time that Khan won’t be able to train during Ramadan, but the fight is definitely doable in 2015.
Khan says he never says no to a fight. Well, why didn’t he ever give Marcos Maidana a rematch and why didn’t he try and avenge his loss to Breidis Precott. I may be wrong, but I think Khan-Maidana II and Khan-Prescott II would have been heck of a lot better fights than Khan’s fights against Paul McCloskey, Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Dmitriy Salita, Oisin Fagan and Paulie Malignaggi.
Who wouldn’t want to see Khan fight Maidana or Prescott again? Khan was halted in the 1st round by Prescott in 2008, and he never even tried to avenge the loss. With Maidana, Khan beat him but the result was highly controversial due to way that the referee Joe Cortez involved himself in the fight in the final three rounds when Khan was staggering around the ring and taking one-way punishment. Maidana frequently found Cortez in between him and Khan when he was trying to stop him in rounds 10 through 12.