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Amir Khan Cryptically Reveals Mayweather’s May 3rd Opponent Over Twitter


It’s looking like Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO) is gonna get the fourth of Mayweather’s remaining six PPV fights. Maidana who? He’s the Argentinian guy who beat Adrien “The Problem” Bronner back in December, stealing the welterweight belt and, in effect, the chance to get some of that Floyd money.


The choice is an interesting one, as Maidana beat Khan back in 2010 and is considered somewhat of an anti-Mayweather, in that he relies less on technical skill and more on sheer will. To our ears, this sounds like a chance for a competitive fight (of which Mayweather has had 3 of in his 18 year career), with Maidana willing to absorb punches and keep things interesting in later rounds. Plus, the Bronner storyline will help with the fight’s promotion, as that decision was infamously controversial due to Maidana’s alleged illegal use of smelling salts in between rounds. A rematch had been slated for April (which we can only assume will have to wait).

Floyd Mayweather Sr. corroborates our gut reaction that the choice of the Argentinian fighter is a move towards a more entertaining main event (which could feasibly happen at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn).

[MLive] “I just think Maidana, because he’s going to walk forward, and he’s not really a fast guy, is an easier fight,” he said. “Khan, he seems like he comes to you kind of slow. He don’t move his head and stuff. I think that Amir Khan could be, out of both of them, the Amir Khan fight would be the most difficult one.

“I think he gets both of them but Maidana is going to be more easy to hit, though. Khan, he’ll move around. Maidana’s gonna walk right to you.”

Khan, on the other hand, seemed like the frontrunner for the May 3rd title bout all along, but is now expected to shift his sights to Manny Pacquiao.


  • Dick hertz

    What a coward a embarrassment to non cowardly black folks like myself. You young punks that just want to say he’s the best because he’s are color are not true boxing fans. We’ve ruled tge fight game for a long time but this guy is a fake cherry picking coward. He’s not like are best (Ali Frazier Joe Louis and so in and so on. He’s a bad example of what we are about people

  • Josh

    It was Khan who beat Maidana in 2010

    “The choice is an interesting one, as Maidana beat Khan back in 2010 and is considered somewhat of an anti-Mayweather, in that he relies less on technical skill and more on sheer will.”

  • mike

    HUGE ERROR. it was a close fight though.

  • Louie Kulla

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I AM DONE DEFENDING MAYWEATHER.!!
    Mayweather used to have the boxing world in the palm of his hand.. he became spoiled, he became hard to deal with. he became a Diva. THEN, Manny Pacquiao Came to the picture Stole his Thunder… Became Better than him and messed up his place in boxing history…Hence, the immediate anger of Floyd against Pacquiao… Hence, all the bad mouthing , all the discrediting , all the downplaying of Pacquiao’s achievements.

    Floyd’s reaction to Pacquiao’s Success was Envy. His damage control solution is to discredit Pacquiao as much as possible while avoiding to fight him as well.
    ( hence, the sudden racist rants. hence, the childish tantrums, all negative about Pacquiao) and people have take notice of that.

    Floyd’s Hates the attention Pacquiao gets in America… Floyd Hates he is overshadowed by a foreigner in his own country.

    American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
    1) Mike Tyson
    2) Roy jones jr
    3) Larry Holmes
    4) Marvin hagler
    5) Bert sugar – greatest boxing historian
    6) Michael Wilbon – espn
    7) sugar Ray Leonard
    8) Tim Bradley
    9) Oscar dela Hoya
    10) 50 cent – Boxing Promoter and best friend
    11) Max Ledermann
    12) Larry Merchant
    13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
    16) Evander Holyfield
    17) Skip Bayless
    18) so much more….

    Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is NOT afraid to face the Greatest……America is known to be the home of the brave.. Then this fagg0t coward Mayweather came along and spoiled it for everyone..

  • Boxingfan786

    Yeah Maidana lost that fight big time. Khan even knock him down. This author is a joke!

  • sam

    Maidana makes no sense. Khan already beat him.
    youcould say garcia beat khan but garcia has already said he wants no part of mayweather.

    so khan is the only viable option for mayweather
    mayweather isnt afraid of pacquiao he is just afraid of anyone
    who wont let him lay back and counter for 12 rounds
    khan and pacquiao have good footwork

  • James Stuart

    Everyone commenting on this site is retarded. Khan is TRASH, Maidana just finished with a big victory.. what has Khan done recently? Sure Khan beat Maidana when he was in his prime, now Maidana is in his prime. Props to Mayweather for picking the better fighter.

  • Anonymous

    no man… khan is not the same fighter that beat Maidana years ago, i remember that fight , was very close, khan won but maidana looked better tan khan,
    after the fight maidana went to the club and khan went to the hospital

  • Rustob Agruspacion

    Cherry picking… Larry Merchart is safest fight for Floydine

  • Smarter than the author

    I’m a Mayweather fan, and not a Maidana fan (though he seems like a decent guy), but this article is garbage. First, it was Khan who beat Maidana. Secondly, there is no truth to Maidana taking anything, and it certainly wasn’t smelling salts. That garbage rumor was dispelled months ago.

  • Still smarter than this idiot

    LOL. And now I read the end which says “Khan, on the other hand, seemed like the frontrunner for the May 3rd title bout all along, but is now expected to shift his sights to Manny Pacquiao.” Again, factually incorrect. Khan has a deal with Showtime and is promoted by Golden Boy. Pacquaio is promoted by Top Rank whose fighters only fight on HBO. A fight between Khan and Pac has not shot of happening now.

  • jim

    Was any research even done for this article.There are so many inaccuracies. It’s just horrible. Also this would be the THIRD fight in Mayweather’s Showtime contract not the fourth.

  • BoxingExpert

    This article is RUBBISH, author, how can you not even know that it was KHAN who BEAT MAIDANA, not the other way around!!!

  • HateHimMore

    Sheer stupidty!!

  • HateHimMore

    All of you who read this and take it seriously are “Galatically Stupid!”, because you believe every little thing that you read. I cannot believe the stupidity of today’s fan! Your a bunch of whiney ass ten your olds that just dropped your cookies on the ground. You hate for no obvious reasons but sharing in the multitude of moronic behaviors of the uneducated. Furthermore you know nothing of boxing but always have opinions about what it is a pro boxer is suppose to be or act. Use and gain some intelligence but because it seems to be illegal in today’s world.

  • 77BeatsPerMinute

    Khan never deserved the fight. Doesn’t even deserve Pacquiao or Bradley.

  • Robert Nutter

    FLOYD DONT HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO PROVE TO NOBODY. HE BROKE EVERY RECORD, HES STILL UNDEFEATED GOING ON 20 YRS NOW? HES THE BEST ON THE PLANET…INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE RING. HES A GREAT EXAMPLE TO OUR YOUTH. HOW TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER AND YOUR BUSINESS SO YOU DONT END UP BROKE AND A JOKE SIDE SHOW WHEN ITS OVER. HES AN EXAMPLE TO EVERY FIGHTER NOW WHO LOOKS UP TO FLOYD AND FOLLOW HIS LEAD IN HIS REVOLUTIONARY CAREER. DONT PAY HALF YOUR MONEY TO SOME PROMOTER. BE YOUR OWN BOSS. NOW EVERYONE WANTS A BLOOD TEST, EVEN PACQUIAO, IN ALL COMBAT SPORTS. FLOYD PUT THAT ISSUE IN THE FOREFRONT. FLOYD RE-ENERGIZED BOXING. NO ONE ELSE HAS CREATED SUCH AN ECONOMIC GRAVITATIONAL PULL EVERY TIME HE FIGHTS…BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE GENERATED IN VEGAS AND AROUND THE WORLD. RESPECT THAT MAN, HES MORE THAN JUST A BOXER. HES AN EXAMPLE. SO MANY OF OUR GREATEST ENTERTAINERS AND SPORTS FIGURES GAVE THEIR WHOLE LIFE AND CAREER MAKING OTHER PEOPLE RICH AND THEY ENDED UP BROKE WITH NOTHING, IN DEBT, IRS TOOK EVERYTHING THEY HAD, LEAVING NOTHING LEFT FOR THEIR FAMILIES…BUT NOT THIS ONE.

  • beardog100

    “he a great example” a man who gambles more on a ball game than most good honest hardworking people earn in a lifetime!! do you realise how many people that he could help, compared to pac he,s a bum!!

  • Oh Adams

    Please correct the report. It says Maidana beat Khan. Actually Khan beat maidana

  • Robert Nutter

    The FloydMayweather Foundation helps many people and many causes. Floyd can do what he wants with his own money. Hes a boxer not a politician. You need to take your argument to Wall st.
    Pacquiao is the biggest fraud in boxing.

    CONCEITED COWARD
    http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414569

  • Jay

    He is a coward can you beat him in a fight? And if you lose to a coward what does that make you?
    Oh how in the hell is fighting a champ in your weight class make you a coward? Please enlighten me? Fucking hater

  • Paull Bunyan

    You are not black dick hertz stop lying. your embarrassing yourself!!!!

  • Paull Bunyan

    Dunce hat award goes to our special guy Louie Kulla!

  • Swaggy P

    stop pretending you’re a Mayweather fan… I know you’re a pacman fan…..

  • THE TRUTH

    Louie! Check the PPV numbers.

  • THE TRUTH

    You know Dick about boxing. The fight game has to consist of many different elements. Siuggers, counter punchers, south paws. Styles make fights. Maymoney is a business man, and handles his bizness in the ring. AND THOES EXAMPLES THAT YOU GAVE AS THE BEST. Do you recall how the spoke and lived after their careers?

  • THE TRUTH

    Who cares how much a man bet as long as he pays his debts. I find it quite ironic, when you give your money away the call you charitable. But then you end up broke and they call you an idiot.

  • Luis Beltito Arroyo

    Hate Mayweather……scared ass want to retired undefeated…..

  • joe

    So is your spelling


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