Pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer of our modern day era, USA’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jnr surprised everybody by announcing he would fight either the ‘Argentinian Puncher’ Marcos Maidana or Britain’s Amir ‘King’ Khan in a fight which is expected to be in Las Vegas in May.
Mayweather has always been known for his flamboyant stunts and his crazy rich living lifestyle being the world’s richest sportsman and now he has taken to the social media networks to get a feel of what the fans really want.
With a perfect record of 45 victories and no defeats, alongside the fact that no one has even come close to beating him, everybody is expecting him to fight the best opposition possible.
In all honesty, the fight the fans really crave is a fight with the Filipino punching sensation, Manny ‘Pac Man’ Pacquiao. The only problem is that this super-fight may never happen due to the politics of boxing and also a number of specific factors.
Firstly, the Filipino’s promoter, Bob Arum, and their desired 50/50 split of the multi-million dollar fight purse, which would be the highest grossing purse of all time for a prize fight, is one factor which is likely to put off the unbeaten American.
That, alongside the Olympic style drug testing ,which would be carried out over the period before the fight, including random and mandatory blood testing after previous allegations of doping issues.
Mayweather Jnr’s negotiators, the money team, want full control of the super fight so it is not surprising that both teams are nowhere close to meeting in the middle. This super-fight may just pass us all by, I live in hope.
Coming back to Khan Vs Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jnr wrote on his Twitter account: ‘I am going to let all the fans vote’. ‘Tell me who I should fight next? Khan or Maidana?’
Everybody thought the Bolton boxer was in pole position and the fight was 100 per cent on, as he had already signed in December for this fight.
But due to a massive outcry from the fans, many thinking Khan was the most undeserving opponent to fight Mayweather, as opposed to Maidana, who was recently crowned WBA champ, beating top golden boy prospect Adrian ‘The Problem’ Broner, the question of who should face Mayweather arose once again.
Maidana, in fact, battered the loud and foul mouthed Broner braggart over 12 furious rounds.
Meanwhile, Amir Khan struggled with the limited Mexican, Julio Diaz, who, on paper, was judged an easy opponent. Khan got knocked down in the process but got up to win on points over 12 dubious rounds.
So I can really relate to the fan’s displeasure and point of view. But Amir Khan always brings his trademark excitement to the table and I want to see it.
So get Tweeting and vote, because I have. And yes I have voted for Amir ‘King’ Khan because a fight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jnr serves the British interest best.