By Chris Williams: Just moments ago, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) announced on his twitter site that he’ll be facing WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) in what will be a unification bout on Showtime pay-per-view on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The decision ends the anticipation and the endless debate of who Mayweather will be facing.
There never was much doubt that Maidana was the more deserving fighter for Mayweather to face next instead of Khan, because Maidana is coming off of a big win over Adrien Broner, who many fans see as “Little Mayweather” and he was very impressive in that fight. It makes a lot of sense that Mayweather should fight Maidana next to avenge Broner’s defeat and show what the real Mayweather can do against Maidana.
For Khan, it’s a crushing blow to his career because this would have been the perfect cash out fight to end his career with. Now Khan will have to try and make up for lost time and pray that he doesn’t have his career ended prematurely by one of Golden Boy’s fighters. With Khan looking terrible even against weak opposition at this point in his career, he could be finished off as a serious contender if he loses another 1 or 2 fights.