This entry was posted on October 24, 2014 by Robert Ford.
Amir Kahn on December 13th this year will fight Devon Alexander in Las Vegas, after choosing the American over a fight with Alexander’s fellow countryman Robert Guerrero.
The fight is set to be confirmed, with a meeting in Mandalay Bay expected to take place imminently. Khan is hoping that a victory will give him a greater opportunity of facing Floyd Mayweather, who the Bolton born fighter has been gunning for, over the past year.
Last December Khan decided against a fight with Alexander due to the belief that he would be fighting Mayweather in May the following year, but the American felt that Marcos Maidana was a more challenging opponent.
Fans are disappointed with the choice of Alexander as many believe that Guerrero would have bee a more challenging opponent. By Khan taking a ‘safer path’, it is believed he is more likely to gain the victory that will leave his record more presentable when it comes to discussions of a major Pay-Per-View fight with Mayweather next year.
Many fans also see Khan as one of the weakest options for Mayweather as three of his last five opponents Victor Ortiz, Guerrero and Maidana have all held either WBC or WBA championships at the time of their fights with Mayweather. Khan however won the WBC silver Welterweight title when it was vacant, so you could argue that he has not faced the same challenges, or taken the same route as these fighters.
Khan also turned down the advances of Sheffield competitor Kell Brook, putting the challenger’s hopes of a major domestic fight to bed. If Khan is to be victorious then it is the job of Al Haymon, the advisor of both Khan and Mayweather to get the Bolton born fighter the match he so desperately craves.