If Floyd Mayweather will move the date of his next fight–currently September 13–then his opponent would probably be Amir Khan.
Khan took to Twitter this week to ask fans: “Who you reckon I should fight next? Pacquiao, Mayweather Marquez, Broner or Alexander?”
Khan and Mayweather would be a natural fight but the problem right now is that Khan says he wouldn’t be ready by September 13 due to his religion–he’ll be participating in Ramadan–so the date would need to be moved back.
Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) hasn’t shown interest in shifting the date, setting up a likely fight with Khan sometime in 2015.
As for his opponent in September, barring Khan and Manny Pacquiao, a leading candidate is Marcos Maidana, who some people believe should have won the fight earlier this year against Mayweather.
Mayweather took offense to these types of events in a post-fight press conference, reported Bad Left Hook.
“I don’t duck or dodge anyone,” Mayweather said. “If Maidana feels he won, in September, he can get it again. Did Maidana win some rounds? Absolutely. I’m not going to cry and complain.”
Mayweather did add that he wants a different referee next time and said Maidana fought dirty.
Amir Khan is out of the picture because Mayweather, as he said, wants to fight his next fight in September. Khan says he wouldn’t have enough time to prepare after the end of Ramadan.
Danny Garcia is another possible opponent. He’s undefeated, going 28-0 with 16 knockouts. Mayweather may want Garcia for his size.
In other related news, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman says that Mayweather should defend the 147 and 154 titles on the same night.
“Mayweather wants to defend his two titles in one night,” he said, reported Boxing Scene. “If this is confirmed as an official request it will be addressed immediately. Sugar Ray Leonard did it against Donny Lalonde and before that Henry Armstrong was the only one who had that history of defending multiple titles in different divisions. We’ll wait until an official request arrives and then we’ll see.”