Fans hoping to see Amir Khan fight on the same card as Floyd Mayweather might want to hold their breath until September at the earliest.
Dan Rafael is reporting that the Khan-Broner matchup that Floyd Mayweather tried to put together is unlikely to happen according to Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza.
The two men are reportedly heading in different directions when it comes to their respective fighting weights.
Rumors have swirled since Mayweather announced that he would fight Maidana last week that Khan, a former junior welterweight titleholder, and Broner, a former three-division titleholder who lost his welterweight title in a 12-round beatdown Dec. 14 to Maidana, would meet on the May 3 Showtime PPV undercard.
However, don’t count on it.
“[It’s] very unlikely,” Showtime Sports chief Stephen Espinoza told ESPN.com on Monday. “It’s my understanding that Broner is going down to 140 and that Khan wants to fight at 147, so the weight classes don’t match. Fighting at a catch weight doesn’t help either of them in terms of adjusting to the new weight. It’s a good ‘fantasy boxing’ matchup, but it doesn’t fit with each guy’s objectives going forward.”