Amir Khan has been gunning for a shot at Floyd Matweather for quite some time now, announcing he’ll be moving up to the 147 lbs. weight class, giving up his Light Welterweight glory and titles for the chance to fight the new WBC Welterweight champion after beating, with quite a lot of controversy, Victor Ortiz in a fourth round knockout last Saturday.
Mayweather has been keeping himself busy before the Ortiz fight and probably won’t be media shy after the win. He talks Pacquiao subjects a lot, but he’s got enough time for everyone. He said he’s willing to fight Amir Khan, but only if Khan fights Jessie Vargas, a fighter under Mayweather’s promotion company, 17-0, who fought on the undercard of Mayweather – Ortiz, beating Joselito Lopez on a split decision.
Well, it seems that Vargas’ unimpressive win over Lopez has Khan sold – He didn’t impress any of us, If Floyd Mayweather says that I have to beat him, I would be more than happy to move up to 147 and beat him, and then fight Floyd Mayweather. Just last week Khan said that he is also in the business of putting up terms, and if Vargas wants to fight him, he needs to beat someone else before he gets a shot at Khan, the WBA and IBF Light Welterweight champions.
Well, before all that, Khan still has some business in the 140 division, closing out 2011. It took him some time to find an opponent for a third 2011 fight, but Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KO’s), who’s only defeat came against Timothy Bradley (refuses to fight Khan) and also drew with Victor Ortiz nearly a year ago will be the man. Peterson has been dying for another title shot since the Bradley loss (unanimous decision).
Khan, for now, is speaking Mayweather, and the weaknesses he claims to have spotted during the Ortiz fight – Mayweather is good, but I saw a lot of mistakes and weaknesses that I’ve never seen before. Putting together my skills, power and Freddie Roach’s brain will be too much for Floyd.