Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won’t Fight Manny Pacquiao Next, Sets Fight Against Amir Khan in 2013


March 29, 2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won't Fight Manny Pacquiao Next, Sets Fight Against Amir Khan in 2013It appears the bout everyone in the boxing world has been waiting for will not happen in 2013.

The absence of a guaranteed-to-be-epic showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has forced each fighter to look elsewhere for opponents.

For Pacquiao, that opponent may be his own boxing career, which may come to an end after the Filipino fighter has developed staunch religious beliefs against violence.

For Mayweather Jr., on the other hand, the fights will keep coming, and so will the resulting profits. The 35-year-old fighter will take on Amir Khan in 2013, according to The Telegraph.

Khan, a 25-year-old boxer from Bolton, England, has a career record of 26-2 with 18 knockouts. Mayweather appears to be by far the superior fighter, having gone undefeated in his 42 career bouts and knocking out 26 of those opponents.

The fight is scheduled to take place on May 19.

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