Fans of pugilistic bouts lasting 12 rounds may only be interested in a bout that pits North America’s best against Asia’s best. Pac-Man vs Money still looks a way off though, meaning that another pretender to the throne of “being able to box Floyd Mayweather Jr,” steps up to the plate.
Amir Khan, the 24-year-old British fighter from the same stable as Pac-Man, is making noises that he will be give Money his next payday in advance of any chance Manny Pacquiao has of stepping in the ring with boxing’s chief tactician. According to Khan the match “will happen in six to nine months time” and is likely to take place on American soil.
First up, Khan will take on two more men as presumably Mayweather sits in his ivory tower counting all that moolah.
Talking about the prospect of the big fight taking place, William Hill spokesperson Graham Sharpe said, “Such a fight could quite possibly be the biggest betting fight of all. However, Khan hasn’t fought in England for some while and it could be argued that his popularity here has diminished from the earlier days of his career when the public really took him to their hearts.”
Khan will hope to remedy this by staging a fight next March on home soild before jetting out to Vegas for the big one.
Talking further to the bookies, they’re expecting it to be a big fight even if it is taking place on the other side of the pond. Betfred’s Mark Pearson commented, “It will be huge in betting terms but would have to wait and see if it eclipses when Ricky Hatton fought Floyd Mayweather Jnr.”
It would be a great precursor to what is likely to be dubbed “the biggest fight of all time” or, in five years time, “the biggest fight that never took place.” Just depends how fast Floyd can run…