Would Floyd Mayweather Rather Fight Amir Khan Than Manny Pacquiao?

Instead of once again going into deep detail about the fact everyone already knows, let’s get it out of the way right now.

Yes, Floyd Mayweather is ducking Manny Pacquiao.


That statement is no longer speculation, it’s a cold-hearted fact. Money May is clearly scared of Pacman and he’s doing everything possible to avoid facing him in the ring.

However, while Mayweather may be a scared fighter, he’s also a very smart fighter. That’s why he’ll likely end up fighting the young and inexperienced Amir Kahn instead of Pacquiao.

“You have Mayweather who wants to fight,” Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya said. “Amir wants to fight Mayweather. He wants to fight the very best, but obviously right now it’s vacation time.”

In the grand scheme of things a victory over Khan would mean absolutely nothing for Mayweather. But in Money May’s own little mind he’d somehow justify it into a reason for not fighting Pacquiao.

Love him or hate him, Mayweather is a great self-promoter. You can bet your butt that he would spend every second leading up to a fight against Khan trying to convince everyone in the world that Khan is similar to Manny Pacquiao in nearly everything they do.

While that couldn’t be further from the truth, Mayweather fans always buy his lies.

Freddie Roach, who trains both Khan and Pacquiao, has always claimed he has the recipe to beating Mayweather. In Money May’s own little world a victory over Khan would prove Roach wrong.

Unfortunately, Roach may have the recipe but he needs the right ingredients too. Khan would get burnt to a crisp against Mayweather.

Rumors claim Mayweather would love to get in the ring against Khan as early as this coming Spring. Even the biggest Khan worshipers would surely admit their fighter wouldn’t stand a chance without more experience under his belt.

As boxing fans, all we can really hope for is a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown in 2011. While that doesn’t seem likely to happen, maybe Floyd Mayweather’s New Years resolution will be to finally face his fears.

About Brian Ethridge
Brian Ethridge is the founding owner and current Editor-in-Chief of MyBoxing.com. He has covered the sport of Boxing for nearly 10 years and has been a hardcore fan of the sweet science since birth.

81 Comments on Would Floyd Mayweather Rather Fight Amir Khan Than Manny Pacquiao?

  1. Good article. Mayweather is a self promoter and he decides who he’s next opponent is, rather he puts fighters in line, he will never fight anyone unless he has studied him in and out, always waits for some weakness in he’s opponent, I would rather see khan fight the same fighters mayweather fought the last 4 years and then make a mega fight vs mayweather.. Khan should take all baby steps great fighters take or else khan career will end quick. And he does want to retire at age 28.

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    • in weight proportion, i think maidana hits harder than mayweather jr. i’m not an amir or floyd jr.’s fan and i think the fight between these two fighters would be an interesting one to see.

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      • Honestly, Khan was exposed again, he was almost done when he fought the slower Maldana how much more if he fights Gayweather..it’s a 60/40 for Gay…

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      • manny arcibal // April 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm // Reply

        mayweather doesn’t have any balls to fightPacquiao. He is way too scared to fight pacquiao. He is just like a woman who talks too much. lolol

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    • If Mayweather fights Amir Khan, he will surely say “be careful what you ask for, you might just get it” so much like Juan Manuel Marquez. He accepted JuanMa’s challenge because Mayweather knew he was a low risk. But if Manny says he wants to fight him, Mayweather would jump like “we should have Olympic style blood testing because I think your taking PED because you are so good” or “nobody talked to me” or “I’d like to spend vacation with my family’. So much about Mayweather wanting to clean the boxing world. Clean up your legal battles first. Manny was proven to be clean every time he fought.

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  2. It will not be good fight. I don’t like Mayweather but if it happens Mayweather will win. Khan doesn’t have it yet and is not ready for Mayweather. He doesn’t have the same talent, experienced/intelligent, power, stamina and speed like Pacquaio. Pacqauio Vs. Mayweather is the fight that like everybody wants to see. If Mayweather is smart will not waste his time to anybody and he should go straight to fight Pacquiao to save his face like Margaritto.

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  3. for khan to be really ready for anything greater than a gayweather or a Pacquiao, he should also fight the same/like fighters pacquiao faced through out his career. He is taller than Manny so there is a chance that he can even reach the Heavy Weight division. For now fighting a gayweather, he will become a punching bag for the coward gayweather.

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  4. Froids fans can’t comment on article like this. they are always oblivious to the ovious. anyway what a shame for a fighter like mayweather to be a big bad bully in the ring. but who knows Khan might do some tricky wicky lucky shot and destroy froid. but then again Khan is good but he has to wait a couple of more fight.

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  5. As much as I hate chicken boy floyd he will destroy Khan. Khan isn’t ready to face someone like Floyd. Maybe Khan should fight JMM? I think that would be an interesting fight. But whatever. Gayweather needs to stop being such a sissy and fight the only man left for him to fight. No guts no glory chicken boy. Step in that ring with Pacquiao Floyd. Win or lose at least you got in that ring like a man!

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  6. Fraud floyd will fight pac in 2025 & Amir khan around 2020, Press conference will be around summer 2018. Mayfart will be back for 2 fights for 2011 with 2 best p4p booty with”Cherookee d’butt; Ms Cleo” online at TWITTER.

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  7. Khan should fight JMM, or a rematch with Maidana. Floyd will KO Khan if they fight next year. Khan should wait a couple of years before fighting Floyd. I think Bradley or Alexander will also beat Khan.

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  8. Mayweathe/Khan will be a boring fight those who saw Khan fight Maidana will agree that Khan spent the whole 12 rounds running around the ring.Imagine now both Khan and Mayweather running around the ring.

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  9. It makes me laugh how people say Mayweather’s scared of Pacman, Mayweather’s a 6 times world champion in 5 different weight classes does this not alone deserve respect. Mayweather record of 41- 0 another amazing accomplishment. And for a person so scared of fighting risky opponents, he fought Oscar De La Hoya at 154 was that not a risk for a person so scared of losing his 0. And for all you people who dont realise this Mayweather has a court case to settle in January would it not be stupid to set up the biggest fight of his life when he has court, also his Uncle/trainer has court aswell. I agree the fight should be made no excuses from either of them but you have to understand that Mayweather’s focus is on court and so it should be.

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    • @Ha–that’s right we forgot that the Mayweather’s family are bunch of criminals. After the court hearing in January Mayweather will commit yet another crime just to have an excuse to duck Pacquiao again!

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      • looks like Manny is a criminal…he paid 170k on his taxes but he earned over 20 million…..sounds like a career politician….Maybe he got tax tips from Snipes….you can go cry now that you see that Pacroid is not so stand up after all.

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    • Floyd ducker prefers to go to court than to face his Nemesis.
      At the back of his coward mind, “save by the court, now my fans will defend me and they will say that I’m very busy in court, wheeewwh, at least I’m safe here for now.” hahaha lolololol.

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    • Floyd intentionally creates all this trouble with people in his circle so he gets to run around with excuses than to be cornered to fight Pacquiao! he rather dive in a pile of chicken and dung manure and hide than go face Pacquiao. He is so damn scared he would readily choose time languishing in a jail cell and not contest Pacquiao while Pacman is in his P4P winning streak! Floyd would stay there and hide until all this call for him to fight Pacquiao subsides! He will probably come out when pacman has retired. Floyd is a firm believer in the saying that “Sometimes the muscle in a mans ball is stronger & supreme than his trained gut specially n the face of fear!”

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    • Four things:

      1. mayweather’s a six time world champion? Bleh! There’s four belts in every weight division, that’s why he’s six times!

      2. 41-0 a better accomplishment? Chris John has a better record, therefore he’s better than Froid! Why not fight him, Floydie?

      3. Yeah, he fought dela Hoya, merely decisioned him, and wouldn’t fight in a rematch!

      4. Criminals will always be criminals!

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    • Don’t make manureweather’s legal troubles an excuse, because the negotiations started well before manureweather decided to fight Ms. Harris instead of Manny Pacquiao. So just tell your idol to grow a pair and sign the dotted line, and prove his talk. Until he does that manureweather is nothing but an overhyped piece of SH$T.

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    • get the f out you niga you dont’ belong here

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  10. piece of crap! thats not the fight the boxing fans want to see! believe me chickenweather wil jus look good with the fight shud it hapen and claim this and that for amirs corner has roach.

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  11. Khan shouldn’t rush fighting against MAy Jr., he haven’t reach a higher peak yet and still learning just like when he fought Maidana. I really thought that Khan will get knocked-out; is legs are beginning to wobbled and he’s running away from Maidana.

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  12. Mayweather doesn’t need to face Pacquiao to be the greatest boxer ever. He already faced Marquez, who Pacquiao had a hard time, and dominated him. Khan is the younger, faster and the more technically skilled version of Pacquiao. Facing Khan is like facing two Pacquiaos at the same time. Why dominate one Pacquiao if Floyed can trash two Pacquiaos at the same time. I think it’s more logical to face Khan that to face Pacquiao if Floyed is into a more chalenging fight.

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    • Floyd will not fight anyone that remotely resembles Pac.

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    • Even if they come up with an inflatable doll that looks like Pacquiao, manureweather woud still hide from it. THAT’ HOW MUCH OF A COWARD manureweather IS.

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    • And Pac destroyed DeLajoya and Hatton who Floyd had a tough time with. Not to mention Cotto, Margarito and Clottey who Floyd DUCKED!!!! Dare to compare more? Oh and yes, Floyd uses Xylocane…known PED!!!!

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    • @unknown hey?? are you talking froms mars? cause all your ideas are pigments of imagination… well im not bothered at all cause you have exact intense hallucination as Floyd Sr, the principal ALien/Predator

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    • are you on drugs? khan has a long way to go he almost got ko. you f paki

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    • Better stay unknown if that’s how you analyze boxing skills and talent of an elite boxer because obviously you have no in-depth knowledge of boxing. Why do you think Pacquiao is considered by most boxing experts and Ring Magzine as the No. 1 P4P fighter. Khan is not even considered by most expert as being a Top 10 P4P candidate. Do your research before you say more nonsense.

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  13. IT IS A SMART BUSINESS MOVE. KAHN VS MAYWEATHER IN ENGLAND,HE WILL BEAT KAHN IN HIS OWN BACKYARD AND RECEIVE MOST OF THE UK FANS ON HIS SIDE FOR THE MANNY PACQUIOA FIGHT IN LAS VEGAS. THE PPV RECORD WILL BE ALL TIME HIGH FOR THIS FIGHT. TOO MUCH MONEY IN HIS POCKET.

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  14. Chicken floyd is relief of this court hearing for all we know. He’s fans will defend him again about his court hearing on january. Another great excuse from the great ducker of all times.

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  15. pacman-the eater // December 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm // Reply

    this is how Floyd makes “money” fight Khan with NO STAMINA after 9 rounds and untested to fight the caliber of cotto-the brick, margarito-the tower puncher, clottey-the turtle and marquez-the self proclaimed that beat pacquiao twice or the best thing for Khan to do is, spar with Manny for 3 months to perfectly get Pacquiao accurate attacks.

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  16. krazy Pac fans who think calling Floyd gay or scared will not make that fight ‘happen’. Well guess what! That fight won’t happen. lmao… U know why don’t you??? yup I bet you do… Pac has to take the random blood test bud.hahahah. Look! U can say you will take the test but you do know there is no stipulations up untill the day of the fight. Well Mayweather fans know that won’t happen. I m happy just to see this Great fighter fight. Of course I will much rather see Mayweather fight Manny. I know some of you haters will say Manny agreed he would fight taking the random blood test but in truth the guys has never agreed to the test all the way up untill the fight. Come on Manny get off the drugs and Fight the best boxer in this decade. And as for the writer of this post man stop trying hard to have readers. Playing on thoese pac fan heads. hahahaha.

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    • Pacman will beat Floyd ass sore..! Even if Pac will take the random blood test and Floyd hype himself will all performance enhancing drugs, Pac will beat Floyd like sissy… Floyds ball shakes so much come the fight that he wont have enough energy to give and recieve a punch… Dionesia will beat floyd sore

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    • You’re about a year late. Stop with that excuse and come up with a new one. Oh, I’m sorry if you’re running out of them, looks like you and Mayweather are going to go to retirement now for a couple years until things die down and then come back saying “I’m the best”.

      And even if Pacquiao did do drugs, don’t you think he would of been caught by now? Think about it for a second, Pacquiao destroyed Margarito and I didn’t hear anything about PED’s.

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    • @Larry: u have just shown how stupid & ignorant u are on boxing. Stupid, in the sense that u really believed on chickenweather camp’s claim that pacman uses enhancing drug for his fights. ignorant, in the sense that u don’t really have common sense at all. y don’t u ask those boxers whom pacman sent to retirement, including mosley. they all had common line: “Manny is an exceptional fighter. He truly is the pound-for-pound king. He has speed and power that I have never felt before.” u are not worth to be here. u’ve just uncovered urself to be a racist.

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  17. Now that floyda has been exposed, I don’t think any of his future fights (other than with Pacquiao) will sell. I think the situation is now reversed, all roads now lead to Pacquiao.

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  18. No matter what anybody says, at this time, Khan is not ready for Floyd! Until he grow some balls, Floyd is ready for Pacman! Pacman is a scout and will always be ready for anyone!!!

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  19. This is what Oscar Dela Hoya wants, a boxer who happens to be from UK will fight Floyd Mayweather. Big PPV buy marketing UK and US, means multi million profit. Oscar is not after what is good for his boxers but what can give him more money to save Golden Boy Promotion.

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    • Hey Kyle I like your comment because Its true. But we must say the same thing about Bob Arum. If he can just give Manny a little more time to get his system clean then that fight mite happen. But its all about Money. No! I m not talking about Mayweather but Manny. Bob know once Manny loose its all over. So lets hope Mayweather can clear his Legal issues then maybe just maybe! Manny will be clean. hahahahahahahahah. Omg.Its the trueth. hahaha

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      • hey larry, it seems youre becoming one of those mayweathers clan…you have such a dirty mouth, speaking without any basis…speaking a mere accusations…show me an evidence of what youre saying and i will join your cause…maybe what you will need is convince your mayweather to step in the ring and go fight pacquiao…convince your fellow fans of mayweather, maybe a signature campaign convincing your coward idol to fight pacquiao…

        remember this, “Morons are people who fondly speaking words without basis”

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  20. FLOYD’s next opponent >>> AMIR KHAN … low risk, high reward.

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  21. It will be hilarious if and when the Fraud challenges Khan and gets KO’d to suffer his first loss. It will be the biggest upset anyone can imagine.
    Hope they fight, so I can have the last laugh!

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  22. boastful khan is overhyped

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  23. floyd overhyped ducker wishes he should be in jail nxt year just to avoid pacman………that’s why he did all this crap ryt now as an excuse. thats 8.

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  24. its not pacquiao’s fault..the discrepancy made by b.i.r.pacquiao said his legal council is busy now to clear the name of him..and he is willing to pay for it..he is not corrupt like what you assumed..you dont know him personally…we understand a person like you..

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  25. Wise move by Floyd. No way Khan will beat Floyd & everyone knows that. Hopefully after Mayweather beat Khan he’ll stop hiding and fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao will avenge not only Khan but also Freddie Roach. Pacquiao will beat Floyd Mayweather..

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  26. gayweather. ur a biggist SCUMBAG!!! and a DISGRACE!! in boxing history. period!

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  27. Mayweather will definitely agree to fight Khan. Although Khan has the speed, he does not have the power and stamina of pacquiao nor the experience of Mayweather. He will see this as an opportunity to fool HBO Greenberg to him making easy millions again ! Floyd will convinced the world that Khan is just like Pacquiao . But why does he not just fight pacquiao. Because he knows deep in ihis heart , he will be knockout in front of the world and this be the crowning and lasting image the world will know of him thereby disproving his fraud cherry-picked so-called undefeated record. Pacquiao already agreed to a
    7 day blood test. Experts said that even if you overload on steroids everyday for 7 days it will have no effect. And besides , he is getting a blookd test immediately after the fight, so what’s your excuse floyd. Don’t convinced us that you are the best ever, Step into the ring and shut the whole world up !!!

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  28. Mayweather will definitely select Khan among the top welterweights because Khan is simply a low risk opponent with great pay per view marketability, to make it short “easy money”. Khan is not a power puncher just like Mayweather so there is no danger for Moneymay in that aspect. If this fight goes through as I predict it will, it will be an easy walkthrough in the park for Moneymay because Khan is simply not an elite fighter at this stage of his career, much less comparable to Manny Pacquiao.

    Just think about matching Khan with Berto or just say the winner of Tim Bradley vs Devon Alexander fight. I don’t think Golden Boy would even consider any of these guys as the next opponent of Khan simply because it will be dangerous for Khan.

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  29. nice piece!!! Mayweather is a true coward, a cherry picker. you are right he might choose to fight the inexperience khan rather than get in the ring with Manny pacquaio.

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  30. khan will ko mayweather. lol

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  31. Mayweather will NEVER fight Pac. You heard it here first.

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  32. flyod is overrated all the boxer that he defeated will be just too easy for pacman just think! corralles and baldomir? those fighters will kiss the canvas too early if they fight the pacman. the american media hyped flyod to get them a fighter that will carry the likes of jones and ali.

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  33. Holy sheet of sheeet, r u still mentioning mAYWEATHER here, r u not sicked and tired of that chicken heart?…..

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  34. floydie will agree to fight khan (notwithstanding his legal problems) because he knows he can beat khan.even if he has floyd sr in his corner who cannot even train a dog floydie will surely win.khan should be patient and not rush into fighting a more experienced boxer.

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  35. G E N G H I S // December 15, 2010 at 2:20 am // Reply

    Floyd will fight ANYONE EXCEPT Manny.

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  36. KHAN HAS SPEED AND THE HEART OF A LION-THATS WHAT MAKES YOU A GREAT CHAMPION- MAYWEATHER IS VERY TACTICAL AND ONLY FIGHTS BOXERS WHO HE KNOWS POTENTIALLY HE CAN BEAT.HES A PROPER COWARD AND AND MAKES EXCUSED- PACQUIAO AND MAYWEATHER WOULD KICK HIS BUTT ALL OVER THE RING-NO DOUBT.. ROACH BELIEVES IT.

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  37. MAYWEATHER IS KING COWARD.HE HAS NO RESPECT IN BOXING ESPECIALLY CRAPPING HIS PANTS TO FIGHT PACQUAIO.HE WONT EVEN FIGHT KHAN I THINK HES A SISSY

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  38. if i we’re Amir khan, i will turn down the offer to fight Floyd Mayweather jr. I’d rather push him to fight Manny Pacquiao. Because it’s the fight all people loves to see. and as a good friend of manny, i will give way to make this fight happen.

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  39. we all want to see mayweather vs pacman, im a massive mayweather fan and i really couldnt pick a winner, and i think we can all agree that they are the 2 best fighters in the world. As for being a coward come on you dont become a boxing superstar by being a coward, I think mayweather accepts that this is probably the only man that can beat him and he wants everything to be right before he accepts. as for that prat Khan I hope he does fight mayweather as people then might realise that Khan is not good enough to have his name in the same circle as Pac man and mayweather. Ive always said Khan will never be good enough, Do you thibk the referee could have stopped Khan in the 10th?????????????????? maidana troubled him, mayweather would have closed the show

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    • If a harder puncher like Maidana could’nt knock Khan out, i would be surprised if Mayweather would be able to close the show easily! Mayweather would currently beat Khan by decision, As technically brilliant a fighter Floyd is, lets not forget in the past Mayweather has struggled against Castillo and De La Hoya.

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  40. Flawed Shameweather // December 17, 2010 at 5:57 am // Reply

    Nothing can save the Apeweathers now. The worldwide-branded coward & ducker Froid lost all his false credibility & now sinking fast like crazy. Add to that the lies Sr. & uncle Roidger that totally contradict each other, only make them more unpopular. They thought they could get unfair advantage over their opponent by denigration & slandering, but the world saw thru their defamation & it backfired on them. Served them just right for their iniquity. They made their own demise.

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  41. Mayweather should fight Guzman!

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  42. Its laughable kahn even thinks he would be able to get a fight with mayweather who has he beaten? khan will get a fight with mayweather when flloyds 60 thats the only time kahn could beat him, khan prays on the weaker fighters yes no doubt its a great fight and looks great in the ring but i would to against the likes of salita and pauli M, maidanas a good fighter fair enough, but what annoys me is the boxing pundits saying that kahns not ready to fight mayweather??? wtf really hes the same weight whats to be ready for? get it on!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. Many of you are discounting Khan’s abilities….You will all be surprised come fight night as Khan is faster, stronger, younger. The only way Khan could lose is if he gets to eager and exposes his chin. Face it fight fans Mayweather-Pacquiao is never going to happen..

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  44. Why don’t we just wait and see what happens. Khan might surprise a lot of boxing fans. He has the speed and the style. Now if he learns to protect his head more, it will trully be an interesting fight. Mayweaher I think, will finally face Pacqiao late in 2011. I have feeling this is just all hype and the attractiveness of a big pay off will finally push him to commit to the fight we have all been waiting for….

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  45. why did punkman refuse the drug testing in the 1st place if he had nothing too hide,,,,”WHY” Mayweather will beat this ~RUNTS~ass…

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  46. everyone knows it’ll be sick to watch pacman & mayweather in the ring. face it

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  47. Khan Vs Mayweather is not a good fight. They have both hit and run style. Pacman Vs Mayweather is still the fight to see. Good attacker vs good defender.

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  48. smallski – the reason why Pac refused the test because it’s not a test that the boxing organisation carries out. It’s a test that May wants not the normal regtulation testing. Who is Mayweather to want to demand his own regulations? he does not own boxing, besides pac said he will take the test straight after the fight. Mayweather never demanded this random testing for all his previous fights and all of a sudden it’s a problem. May however will dominate Khan as Khan will be forced to be the aggressor and play into May’s stregth and his weakness. Pac vs May is the fans fight must see.

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  49. Mayweather is the king of boxing!

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  50. Excellent !we need more news like this to inspire the white youth somehow

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