In surprising news, Britain’s Amir Khan has been elevated to the number-two position in the welterweight ratings of the WBC; this despite the fact that the former WBA/IBF 140-pound king has never fought at 147-pounds.
This move by the WBC has led to widespread speculation that Khan may face unbeaten superstar and reigning WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Junior. For a long time now, “King Khan” has been speaking about his hopes of one day facing, and defeating, “Money,” while Mayweather himself has often spoken of his desire to take a fight in the U.K. This scenario may seem highly unlikely, but who knows?
Certainly, Mayweather and Khan are both signed to the same TV network in Showtime.
In the meantime, Khan must get past Julio Diaz on April 27th, and Mayweather must defeat Robert Guerrero on May 4th.
Legend and former multi-weight ruler James Toney says he “has the fire back,” ahead of his upcoming (April 28th) Australian adventure with unbeaten giant Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne. Toney is 44-years-old now, and he has not fought since stopping a tough but overmatched Bobby Gunn a year ago.
Yet despite this, and the despite fact that “Lights Out” has not beaten a ranked heavyweight since his 2008 points win over Fres Oquendo, Toney feels he is not only back to his best, but that he is the best heavyweight out there. A big win over 33-year-old Browne, 15-0(14) will, Toney insists, lead to a fight with either “one of the Bitschko Sisters, or David Gaye.”
A rematch and WBC world title eliminator between light heavyweights Tony Bellew and Isaac Chilemba has been added to the May 25 undercard for Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler II at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday May 25. Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed today. Bellew-Chilemba I ended in a draw.
Amir can't hang with May, he needs to concentrate of avenging his defeat to Swift, he is technically superior to Danny, but he has a glass chin, Roach did all he could do, and now Hunter is showing him how to box more clever and protect himself, but you can't do ANYTHING about that chin.
Danny one punch Garcia will have him back on his ass if he gets an opening LOL