Britain’s Amir Khan has been given an incentive by Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally share a ring with the world’s best fighter if the former Olympic star can come through Adrien Broner on May 3.
Mayweather, 37, has offered Khan a fight against Broner on the undercard to his clash with Argentine Marcos Maidana in two months’ time after just missing out on sealing the Showtime pay-per-view headliner himself.
The 27 year-old is currently scouting an opponent for what he says will be a return to the ring in late April or early May following one year out, with Broner already being touted as one of the names in the frame.
All Golden Boy fighter’s between 140 and 147, including Luiz Collazo, Devon Alexander, Pablo Cesar Cano, Lamont Peterson, Humberto Soto and Roberto Guerrero are all potential opponents for Khan, although Mayweather’s close ties with GBP can influence putting him in the ring with Broner as ‘Money’ has now suggested.
“I don’t have an easy fight on May 3, 2014, so I can’t over look Marcos Maidana, but Amir Khan if you and Adrien Broner end up fighting each other on my show and you win (which you won’t) – I’ll fight you,” Mayweather stated on Monday.
Broner recently suffered his first defeat to Maidana after losing a unanimously to the WBA welterweight champion late last year and Khan would be expeted to to do a similar job in order to land the Mayweather encounter.
After dancing to Mayweather’s tune for the best part of four months and being ultimately left disappointed, it is debatable that Khan will want to keep on jumping through hoops to earn the biggest payday of his career.
The pull of a sharing a bill with Mayweather has it’s own benefits for Khan’s career and could be the deciding factor in the Bolton man’s imminent decision, but whether we see Broner in the opposite corner on May 3 though is an entirely different story.
Khan suggested the contest to Mayweather a day before the American’s retort, although Broner would have the final say on exchanging contracts for any bout with the ex-light-welterweight champion.
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