Are Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao going to fight again in September?
After what we saw during the so-called Fight of the Century on Saturday, probably not. The Mayweather/Pacquiao fight didn't generate quite as much excitement as we were all expecting. So when Mayweather fights for what he says will be the last time in September, he's probably not going to be squaring off against Pacquiao. Instead, he might do it against—drumroll please—Amir Khan.
Khan just did an interview with BBC Radio and revealed that Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe approached him after Saturday night's fight and told him that Mayweather wants to fight him next. Thing is, Khan also claimed Pacquiao wants to fight him, too. So he might be forced to make a decision—and that decision could ultimately come down to scheduling.
"I think Mayweather's team wants the fight, but I've spoken to Manny's team and they've said the same thing, that they want a fight," Khan said, before explaining that he won't be able to fight either guy in September because he'll be fasting for Ramadan. "I can't do September because of Ramadan. It just depends on my schedule this year, but if we can do this year or early next year, I will definitely jump to it."
Khan also offered up a quick prediction for what he thinks would happen if he fought Mayweather.
"Mayweather is a very classy fighter, but he is not the biggest puncher. He won't hurt you," he said. "One boxer who can get to him, throw a lot of shots, and show a lot of heart is Amir Khan."
If we had to guess, Khan is probably just talking himself—and the idea of a Mayweather/Khan fight—up here. There's a good chance he hasn't been approached by either Mayweather or Pacquiao for a fight. But his name has certainly been thrown out there as a possibility with regards to fighting both of them. So we'll have to stay tuned to see if there's any truth to what he just said.
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