Floyd Mayweather has been teasing the boxing world the last week by peppering Manny Pacquiao,Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana on social media.He will choose his next opponent likely within the next two weeks and then the promotion barrage will start up leading to his May date.There really is only two options at this point in Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana unless there is a dark horse we don’t know about.Mayweather tried misleading the boxing world early in 2013 by hinting he would be fighting Devon Alexander but then chose Robert Guerrero.That is probably why he is throwing names out to try and make his announcement a bigger event.But in the end it will likely be who we already have been hearing it would be for months now..Amir Khan.
Realistically, Mayweather could throw a curveball and choose Maidana.Maidana’s name is hot right now after he pummeled Adrien Broner into reality and his first loss.The problem with a Maidana fight is the style of Maidana against Mayweather has easy unanimous decision written all over it. Mayweather eats up slow footed power punchers as we recently saw with his easy win over Canelo.Mayweather has a good chin when he does get hit and he simply will be too fast and slick for Maidana.The promotion of the fight will be interesting but the fight itself will be lackluster.Maidana gases out in the middle to late rounds and that is when Mayweather would run away with the fight on the cards.Mayweather won’t choose this fight over Amir Khan for the simple reason that Khan brings in alot more money.Maidana is better known than he was in recent years but Khan is known in the U.S and the U.K. That alone will get him the fight.Mayweather wants to cash in on Amir Khan’s overseas popularity before it’s too late.Khan also adds a different aspect to the fight in his speed.We all know Mayweather beats slower,stronger fighters but how would he fair against someone quicker than him? Mayweather will be the heavy favorite against Khan but the fight is more interesting than Maidana vs Mayweather.
Either fight,Mayweather would likely win and maybe easily but in the end it will be Mayweather vs Khan.It’s too bad they won’t do it in the U.K because at least giving Khan home field you can play it up that he will have that advantage.But it will be in Las Vegas as usual at MGM and like Khan or not the boxing world will stop to see what happens when they meet.