Floyd Mayweather dumped Amir khan for atleast third time for a mega showdown and instead opted to fight Andre Berto on 12th September and its kind of getting embarrassing for Amir Khan who has stalled his career in a hope to fight Floyd Mayewather in last couple of years. But Amir Khan has a wonderful chance of getting in the right against equally great Manny Pacquiao early 2016 in a possible fight set to the take place in Middle-East city Dubai in UAE.
Both fighters meet in London at the start of 2015 and discussed a possible fight but soon after Mayweather agreed to fight Pacquiao.
Now Mayweather is fighting Berto on 12th September which he calls his last fight (dont belive him) and after this one the earliest date of Mayweather fight against is in May 2016 which many believe will be his last fight and possibly a rematch against Manny Pacquiao.
Bob Arum recently stated that they have offered Amir Khan a fight against Manny Pacquiao for the early 2016 date likely to be held in Dubai or Las Vegas. Apperently HBO will put together a boxing shown in December 2015 in Dubai where atleast two world championship bouts are expected plus a tribute for Muhammad Ali.
While Amir Khan vs Pacquiao is the first preference of Akbar Productions LLC (A company tasked to bring elite boxing to UAE). Khan vs Pacquiao is expected to take place in March 2016 in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Which makes alot of sense as Emirates Airlines has direct flights from many cites of UK to Dubai plus huge number of Filipino live in Dubai. To top that off Khan’s native country Pakistan has close sporting ties with UAE as Pakistan cricket team play their home matches in this country which means this showdown can go along way both business wise and bringing boxing to middle-east.
Bob Arum said in an interview “I just meet a delegation from Dubai (Akbar Productions LLC) trying to talk to me about a Manny Pacquiao fight sometime early next year in Dubai preferably against Amir Khan”
“Thats a fight which makes lot of sense for all parties and it could become one of the biggest boxing fights after Mayweather-Pacquiao bout.”
|Friday, 4 March 2015||Likely To Be A Stadium In Dubai or Abu Dhabi.|