Floyd Mayweather: Winner 2 of 4 is a better choice than Manny Pacquiao?Written by Sal Arteaga
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"That's where we stand."
Will those words prove damaging?
Based on Floyd's logic, superstar Manny Pacquiao does not deserve to fight him because PacMan has lost two out of his last three.
However, Amir Khan, presumably the leading candidate in the Mayweather Sweepstakes, has lost two of his last four fights.
Prior to winning his last two bouts against Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz, Khan lost back-to-back fights to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia.
If Mayweather critiques potential opponents based on recent loses, then should he not hold Khan to the same standard?
Why is Khan even being considered?
There are other quality opponents for Floyd such as newly-crowned WBA Jr. Middleweight Champion Erislandy Lara, a proven, elite-level fighter.
And what about WBC/WBA/Ring Magazine light welterweight champion Danny Garcia who defeated Amir Khan via a 4th round technical knockout in 2012?
What criteria is Amir Khan being judged on and how is he seemingly the leading candidate?
Is it for monetary reasons?
Amir Khan is not a pay-per-view (PPV) draw and has yet to even headline or co-feature a PPV event. Moreover, American boxing fans don't seem interested and have voiced their displeasure in the potential Mayweather vs Khan bout.
And in the United Kingdom, Amir does not have the appeal or momentum once enjoyed by Ricky Hatton, a previous Mayweather and Pacquiao opponent. Although Mayweather vs. Hatton broke Skybox PPV records, it fails to rank in the top ten revenue-generating events of all time.
So if Amir Khan seemingly doesn't merit the fight based on his resume, recent performances or drawing power, why, then, might he get the opportunity to challenge the pound-for-pound king?
What makes him the front-runner given there's Manny Pacquiao and other more deserving fighters?