If WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr winds up facing Amir Khan in early 2015 instead of Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather’s uncle Jeff Mayweather sees Floyd knocking Khan out. He sees Khan as being no problem for Khan because he believes the British fighter still has a chin problem that has followed him pretty much his entire pro career.
Khan’s adviser Al Haymon hasn’t matched him against a puncher since his 4th round knockout loss to Danny Garcia in 2012, so it’s really not surprising that Khan has been able to thrive since then in four fights against non-punchers.
”Amir Khan, he has power but his chin is still [suspect],” Jeff Mayweather said via Hustleboss.com. “Floyd is not none of those guys he struggled with or got knocked out by. Believe me, Floyd’s going to knock him out too.”
Jeff wasn’t too impressed with Khan’s recent win over Devon Alexander, because he doesn’t see Alexander on the same level as Mayweather. Khan beat Alexander by a wide decision, but Alexander clearly didn’t have the power or the boxing skills to worry Khan. He wasn’t on the same level as the likes of Danny Garcia, and that made things easy for Khan to simply out-box him without having to worry about getting hit by something big.
Mayweather is said to be looking to get a fight against Pacquiao on May 2nd. It’s still up in the air whether that fight will happen or not. If it doesn’t happen then Khan could be a possibility for Mayweather. Khan hasn’t really proven himself against anyone dangerous since his losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, but he has beaten a couple of fringe contenders in Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander.
It’s likely that Khan’s adviser Al Haymon wouldn’t dare put Khan in with a real threat to him like Keith Thurman, Marcos Maidana, Kell Brook or Shawn Porter. Khan would be getting the Mayweather fight off his wins over Collazo and Alexander rather than by wins over other opposition with power to potentially knock him out.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Khan doesn’t get the Mayweather fight at all in early 2015. That means that Khan won’t be able to face Mayweather at all in 2015, because Khan has Ramadan in September that will prevent him from getting a fight against Mayweather. Since Mayweather likes to fight on the Mexican holiday in September, he’s not going to move off that date in order to face Khan, especially since it’s not a fight that will bring in huge pay-per-view numbers.