Floyd Mayweather has said that he wants to hold a fight at Wembley Stadium in London, possibly in a fight against Amir Khan.
Mayweather said he was stunned by the 80,000-strong crowd that came to Wembley to watch British boxers Carl Froch and George Groves last Saturday.
“It’s been a goal to come to the UK and put on a spectacular event and the plan is to do just that,” he told The Sun newspaper. “I love all my fans in the UK and I want to go there and give a good show at Wembley before I retire. I plan to come in the near future.”
He added: “I want to continue to make history with the mega events we put on.”
For his part, Khan said that he wouldn’t take a fight with Mayweather because it comes during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, meaning he won’t be in peak condition.
“It will be the biggest fight ever in Britain. Global interest would come to England and we’d sell out Wembley,” he said. “I really want to bring this fight to the UK. I’ve fought all over the world and been top of bill but this would be so much bigger,” reported ESPN.
Mayweather recently parted ways with Golden Boy Promotions–headed by Oscar De La Hoya–after its CEO, Richard Schaefer, left the company.
“We have a great working relationship with Richard Schaefer and that will never change,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Lloyd Ellerbe said, according to ESPN. “Richard is a good friend and a great businessman and an excellent promoter . . . He built that company from the ground up and did a phenomenal job.”
Mayweather reportedly has a strong dislike with De La Hoya, and he partnered with Golden Boy due to Schaefer.
“The door is open for future business with Golden Boy,” said Ellerbe, adding: “The only person that I see in their stable that we can see doing a future fight with where there is big business, that would be against ‘Canelo’ Alvarez,” according to Ring TV.