Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) believes that he’s nearer to getting the big fight that he’s been talking about for ages against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Khan thinks the Mayweather fight could take place next May if he looks good in his upcoming bout on December 6th this year.
Khan is waiting for his adviser Al Haymon and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions to pick out the opponent for that date. As usual, Khan is mentioning Robert Guerrero and Devon Alexander as two of the top names that are being looked at for his December 6thfight
Guerrero is the slower and arguably weaker puncher, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s the one that gets picked out for Khan to fight. Alexander has more hand speed and pop in his punches, and he could potentially beat Khan if he connected with enough of his shots.
“The Mayweather fight is within touching distance. It’s very close,” Khan said toSkysports.com. “I don’t want a long wait until May. I want to get a fight in December and look good in that fight. I want to fight nice and comfortable and then go into a super-fight in May. That’s what my idea is and I’ve left it to my team and management to take me to that route.”