Khan continues to bat for Mayweather fight
Former world champion Amir “King” Khan of Britain is still aiming for a fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr., but is willing to work for it this time.
Mayweather passed Khan over for his May 3 fight date, choosing to fight Argentina’s Marcois Maidana instead.
But Khan is not giving up. On Sunday, he tweeted Mayweather that he wants to fight another former world champion, Adrien Broner, in the undercard of the May 3 event.
“Floyd Mayweather, tell Adrien Broner to fight me on your card, and when I beat him, you fight me next!” Khan said.
Mayweather seems inclined to agree, telling Fight Hype that Khan and Broner should fight at a catchweight.
“What I think should happen is, I think Amir Khan should face Adrien Broner. I think that will be a good match-up,” said Mayweather.
“Amir Khan is coming up to 147 (pounds) and Adrien Broner is going down to 140 (pounds), so I think they should meet halfway,” he added.
“(I think) 144 is a good weight to make their fight happen.”
Broner is coming off a decision loss to Maidana last December.