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5 reasons why Amir Khan vs Floyd Mayweather makes sense as the next 'Big Fight'

Other Contenders :

Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery rules him out

Other than Khan the people who have been talked about are either in the twilight of their careers or have other commitments and those remaining are not as much of a PPV draw as Khan. Marquez is 41 and talks about retirement has been going on, Pacquiao is set to undergo a shoulder surgery and a rematch looks unlikely since Floyd has come out and said that he doesn’t want to. Cotto is fighting Daniel Geale on June 6th and it would be a race against time to get fit for September.

Golovkin is in a higher weight class and though there has been rumours of a fight at 154lbs it looks highly unlikely, Timothy Bradley is also fighting in June and it would be the same case as Miguel Cotto. So who else better than Khan who has ample time to train, is young and has the skill set as well.

Difference in Styles:

The master counter puncher

Khan vs Mayweather would be an interesting fight style wise as well with both having two entirely different approaches while in the ring. Khans’ hand speed is probably better than Mayweather’s and has good in ring intelligence and footwork. Mayweather, on the other hand, is more accurate at picking shots and excellent at counter punching.

Mayweather certainly has the defensive edge but Khan’s excellent hand speed can give Mayweather all sorts of problems. Khan has certainly improved his ability to take shots as is evident from his last three fights where he hasn’t gone down once and coupled with Mayweather’s inactivity in the Knock-out scene since 2011 makes this very interesting indeed.

The Credentials:

Both fighters are highly decorated

Khan vs Mayweather would never be touted as the ‘pound for pound king’ against a nobody! Mayweather as we all know is the current welterweight champion of the world and holds all recognised title belts in the welterweight scenario. Khan is no push-over; he has all the credentials both as an amateur as well as on a pro level to match up against Mayweather. Khan won the Silver medal at the 2004 Olympics when he was just 17 and aged 22 became the youngest British world champion ever when he defeated Andreas Kotelnik to become the WBA Light Welterweight champion.

He has since gone on to capture the IBF Light welterweight title and is the current WBC Silver Welterweight title holder as well. Khan has beaten world class opponents like Marco Antonio Barrera, Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander. A fight between these two accomplished fighters will always look top notch on paper as well as inside the ring.

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