Mayweather-Khan more likely than Mayweather-Pacquiao?


Posted at Jul 26 2011 06:56 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2011 02:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines – British boxer Amir Khan’s recent knockout victory over Zab Judah has taken him one step closer towards a possible bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Indeed, some boxing writers feel that a Khan-Mayweather bout is more likely to happen than a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout.

"From a practicality side of things also, Khan might now appear to be a more attractive option to Mayweather than Pacquiao," said Scott Heritage of

Heritage said that there are several issues that will likely prevent a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight from happening.

He cited the drug testing debate, as well as the defamation suit that Pacquiao has filed against Mayweather.

Moreover, it will be easier to put together a Khan-Mayweather fight since both fighters are promoted by Golden Boy.

Darren Barcomb of said Mayweather seems to be looking forward to a possible fight with Khan already.

Mayweather recently invited English fans to watch his training session in Las Vegas.

But Barcomb adds that there may also be factors that can prevent a Khan-Mayweather fight, including the random drug test issue.

In a recent interview, Mayweather’s uncle and trainer, Roger, accused Khan of using steroids, which Khan vehemently denied.