Broner and Khan on Mayweather Jr. vs. Maidana Undercard?

03/17/2014 - By Vitali Shaposhnikov - Comments

The ability to consistently break his own PPV record is something that only Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be capable of doing in the sport of boxing nowadays.

Not only is a Mayweather Jr. fight guaranteed to deliver extraordinary PPV numbers and an impressive performance by Floyd, but his name is a draw for any and all other fighters to compete for a spot on his undercard.

When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his next rival Marcos Maidana enter the ring to face each other on May 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada, all of the seats in the arena will likely be occupied. Knowing that, is there another level in success for Mayweather Jr.? Seems like filling the seats long before the main event would be pretty unusual, and an achievement in itself.

I have attended dozens upon dozens of boxing events, and it’s rare for the crowd to pour in and fill the arena from the earlier part of the affair. With all that being said, it looks like Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Jr. Promotions are aiming at reaching that goal by attempting to have both Amir Khan and Adrien Broner on the undercard.

“I will be working on finalizing the card for May 3 and the Floyd Mayweather Super Bowl of Boxing,” Schaefer said to RingTV. “Everybody is asking me whether Broner is going to be on that card, and whether Khan is going to be on the card. Amir Khan and Adrien Broner are two of the biggest names in the sport, and if I would succeed in getting them on the same card, it would be with THE biggest name, Floyd Mayweather,” stated Richard Schaefer of GBP.

He is right, if there was ever a way to get big name fighters to be in an undercard bout, it’s to have the name Floyd Mayweather Jr. attached to it.

“Hopefully, May 3, Amir Khan and Adrien Broner both can be on the undercard to make the card that much more explosive,” declared Mayweather Jr.

While having both Adrien and Amir on the undercard would undoubtedly bring an immense amount of interest in the event, having Khan vs. Broner would elevate the PPV into a whole other level. At this point, this could potentially be a realistic goal, as both fighters have been going at each other via Twitter.

“”On a serious note, I wouldn’t mind beating up Broner. Is that what everyone wants. Me to put broner in his place,” wrote Khan on his Twitter wall.

It wasn’t long before Broner responded, firing back: “Khan ain’t s–t. This for everybody who think all I do is party. I’m ready to beat the f–k out of Amir King Khan.”

This fight would make sense for both men, and would generate much enthusiasm from the boxing community.