Amir Khan admits Mayweather fight won't happen
Amir Khan has admitted that he’s failed to get Floyd Mayweather to agree to a fight. Mayweather used social media to ask his fans if he should face Khan or Argentine Marcos Maidana in his next fight, and although more people voted for the British fighter than the Argentine, Khan hasn’t heard anything from Mayweather.
It was supposed to be Khan’s big money match but it now seems that the showdown against the unbeaten world light-middleweight champion in Las Vegas won’t be happening. Khan is also frustrated by the situation because he turned down a match with Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight title.
"I should have taken the title fight last December against Alexander," wrote Khan, who has 28 wins in 31 bouts. He also vented his frustrations at the way he’s been treated by Mayweather and his team, and then turned his attention to his own fans: “Can I apologise to the thousands of people who are let down. You, me and everyone wanted the Mayweather fight. He's running scared.”
The 36 year old American boxer maybe “running scared” as Khan believes or he may have opted for a more lucrative fight. Mayweather has four fights left in a six-fight deal with Showtime that will earn him around $600million, and some reports suggest that the TV network had some influence over his choice of fighter.
Khan has been in training for the fight since he signed the contract so we’re not surprised to read that he’s frustrated by the way Mayweather’s treated him.