Money Mayweather hoping to cash in on Wembley date with Khan
Like a child in a sweet shop, Floyd Mayweather saw the recent Froch-Grove II grand event at Wembley, and now seemingly wants a grab of the action for himself, with an Amir Khan duel looking likely.
That particular showdown, in which Carl Froch smashed George Groves to the ground in the latter’s home town, drew in a post World War II British record attendance of 80,000, and ‘Money’ Mayweather hopes to cash in.
“It’s been a goal to come to the UK and put on a spectacular event and the plan is to do just that,” the undefeated fighter said.
“I love all my fans in the UK and I want to go there and give a good show at Wembley before I retire. I plan to come in the near future. I want to continue to make history with the mega events we put on.”
Mayweather, 37, has fought a career 46 fights, winning them all, including the most recent points victory over Argentine Marcos Maidana in May.
His potential future British opponent, Amir Khan, said on the prospect of the fight: “It will be the biggest fight ever in Britain. Global interest would come to England and we’d sell out Wembley.
“I really want to bring this fight to the UK. I’ve fought all over the world and been top of bill but this would be so much bigger.
“They have done a fantastic job hyping Groves and Froch but this fight is on another level. Floyd is boxing. Britain would shut down. It would be like the World Cup final of boxing.
“When he comes to the UK, I’m the only guy to fight him. My last win was a warning to the rest of the world and to fight Floyd soon would be massive. I’m the only guy.”
On Khan, who has won 29 of his 32 bouts, Mayweather said: “I respect Amir Khan as a professional and he’s supposed to believe in himself. But for me, 46 men have tried to beat me and 46 have failed. No one has the formula to beat me.
“The Floyd Mayweather brand is globally recognised. The warm welcome over there in UK is a good indicator of the magnitude of success a fight would have. We’re looking forward to it in the future.”
Mayweather, who recently had to call off a tour of Britain due to visa issues, had been reportedly keen to fight Khan in September, but the Bolton-born boxer would be unavailable due the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A date in the spring of 2015 seems more likely.
Whilst Coral don’t currently have odds for this potential duel, why not put an early bet on the next big British battle between Tyson Fury (odds-on at 1/2 to win) and Dereck Chisora (13/8) on July 26th.