Adrien Broner says he’s ready to thrash Amir Khan if the two of them wind up facing each other on May 3rd on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s undercard. It’s still unclear whether the Khan-Broner fight will take place, because Showtime vice president Stephen Espinoza doesn’t see it as a fight that can take place due to Khan and Broner moving in different directions in terms of their weight classes. Broner is moving down to 140, and Khan up to 147.
For the fight to take place, it may require that the two face each other at a catch-weight. It might also require Mayweather to do some convincing to Khan to take fight. Mayweather already offered Khan the opportunity to fight him if he takes the fight with Broner and beats him, but Khan is no longer taking Mayweather for his word after getting left high and dry after winning the poll on his website.
“I’m ready to beat the f*** out of Amir Khan Khan,” Broner said on his twitter.
If this fight can be made it would be huge for Mayweather’s card, because he’s going to need a big co-feature bout to attract interest in this card. Marcos Maidana isn’t popular enough to bring Mayweather’s pay-per-view buys into the 1.5 million region and definitely not in the 2 million range like in Mayweather’s last fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last September.
Broner will have a hard time dealing with Khan’s speed, movement and power. Khan has been training for months now with the idea that he would be the next guy in line for Mayweather, while Broner looks to have been taking it easy since his loss to Maidana. Unless Broner is in the ring already training for the fight, he’s not going to be able to get in good enough shape to fight Khan on May 3rd. He doesn’t even know if the fight will be made, so it’s not likely that Broner is training the way Khan is with Virgil Hunter in Oakland, California.