Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

Bob Arum says Floyd Mayweather has been ‘absolutely disgraceful’ to Amir Khan

See also

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum on Wednesday told The Telegraph Sport that Floyd Mayweather has been “absolutely disgraceful” to Amir Khan.

Numerous media outlets have reported that Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) will scrap Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) on May 3.

Khan was once tentatively slated to face IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander in December at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

However, Khan decided to bypass Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) and instead focus on a potential match against Mayweather.

The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, Mayweather is now considering Argentinean Marcos Maidana as an opponent.

"What he has done to Amir Khan is absolutely disgraceful, whether he ends up fighting him, or he doesn't," said Arum, 82, who Mayweather refuses to negotiate with. "They have twisted the kid in the wind. Mayweather should be ashamed of himself. He's not going to sign the contract. I think he will fight Maidana."

“King Khan” most recently exited the squared circle in April after outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz.

Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan was lucky to escape without losing to Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs).

Comparatively, Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) earned a unanimous decision over Adrien Broner to capture the WBA welterweight title on December 14.

Mayweather will easily outclass either Khan or Maidana this spring.

A middling boxer and human chandelier, Amir Khan should feel honored that Floyd Mayweather is even twisting him “in the wind.”

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    Camera
    14 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Gennady Golovkin would brutalize Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518341644" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518341644&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Cecil McCalla makes his big splash on ShoBox
    <iframe width="600" height="450" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MMcAARSrlmk?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Gina Carano, movie star, is back to fight.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518243537" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518243537&autoStart=true"></div>