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Superstar Floyd Mayweather Jnr chants to boxing fans worldwide ‘YOU DECIDE!”

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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.

DECISIONS: Floyd Mayweather Jnr wants to hear your opinion on who he should face next

DECISIONS: Floyd Mayweather Jnr wants to hear your opinion on who he should face next

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.

PUNCH POWER: Maidana’s ferocious punching power dispatched superstar Adrian Broner now he’s hungry for Mayweather  showdown

PUNCH POWER: Maidana’s ferocious punching power dispatched superstar Adrian Broner now he’s hungry for Mayweather
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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.

SPEED KING: Can exciting Khan’s speed give Mayweather problems?

SPEED KING: Can exciting Khan’s speed give Mayweather problems?

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.

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Khan conquers Dubai

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Boxing superstar Amir ‘King’ Khan and former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs were the honoured guests for the official grand opening of Dubai’s most outstanding fitness, boxing and MMA facility - EMD Fitness.

The centre of excellence, located in Sunset Mall, is the brainchild of the UAE’s leading professional boxer Eisa Al Dah and was officially opened on Monday 30th December.

EMD Fitness offers the very best in training and workout services, and is spread across 15,000 square feet, providing a panoramic glass view of Dubai’s stunning Jumeirah Beach.

Al Dah has a great relationship with both Khan and Briggs, and the visit of boxing royalty to the Middle East region offers the chance to help familiarise locals with some of the fight games top names.

Khan has enjoyed an illustrious career in the sport having made his mark at just 17 years of age when he captured an Olympic silver medal for Great Britain in 2004, as his country’s sole representative.

He has gone on to succeed at the highest levels as a professional having won the WBA light-welterweight world title against Andriy Kotelnik in 2009, before unifying the tough 140 pound division with a scintillating knockout performance against Zab Judah to claim the IBF world title.

Likewise, Brooklyn native Briggs stamped his mark after winning the WBO heavyweight championship when he stopped the durable Siarhei Liakhovich in the 12th round in 2006.

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Eisa Al Dah, said: “It’s great to have these two superstars of boxing visit our excellent new facilities. We firmly believe that EMD Fitness is already Dubai’s premier venue for boxing, MMA and general fitness training.
“The staff, services and equipment at our disposal is immense and second to none. The fact we are able to attract leading names such as Amir Khan, who I have a tremendous relationship with, goes to show that we have so much to offer. I’m sure Amir and Shannon will be left very impressed with the facilities and our overall philosophy at EMD Fitness.”

GUEST: Amir Khan was happy to promote the sport he loves in Dubai and hopes the gym will help more people get into boxing and fitness

GUEST: Amir Khan was happy to promote the sport he loves in Dubai and hopes the gym will help more people get into boxing and fitness

Amir Khan, speaking before the opening, said: “I’m looking forward to my visit to Dubai for the official opening of EMD Fitness. It’s an area of the world I love.

“I have always wanted to try and do my part to help boxing grow in this region because I believe there is so much potential in Dubai and the Middle East. Boxing is a great sport which helps to teach discipline, keep people of the street and just help with general fitness.
“I can’t wait to see and test the facilities at EMD Fitness because I have heard many good things about it. I’m forward to seeing Eisa, his team and all the fans – it’s going to be a great experience.”

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