According to an article published Sunday on FightNews.com, mediocre pugilist Amir Khan has emerged as the frontrunner to face the great Floyd Mayweather on May 3.
The 26-year-old Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) was tentatively slated to scrap IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander this December at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.
However, Khan has reportedly decided to avoid Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) and instead focus on a potential bout against the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs).
Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan most recently escaped from the squared circle in April by outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz.
Comparatively, in an utter mismatch, Mayweather earned a majority decision over precocious brawler Saul Alvarez on September 14 to gain the WBC light middleweight crown.
Although the 23-year-old Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) didn’t perform poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather landed flush shots for 36 minutes that flustered and slowed the youngster.
Destined to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark and retire as an unbeaten titleholder, Mayweather’s a defensive virtuoso and one of the premier prizefighters in history.
In stark contrast to The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, “King Khan” is simply an overrated boxer with a fragile chin.