It is being reported that former two-time junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan has been arrested on charges of assault and bailed in his home city of Bolton, England, in the early hours of this morning. Khan allegedly struck two teenagers who were returning home from a nearby mosque.
Should mandatory challenger Kell Brook defeat IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter in their tentative match-up, Brook’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport says his fighter wants to face Amir Khan next.
Former two-division titlist Devon Alexander is looking to make a statement against Jesus Soto Karass on June 21. Alexander recently shared his thoughts on his upcoming opponent and whom he’d like to challenge in the near-future.
There was lots of action involving RING-rated fighters last week but the most significant bout was between the magazine’s welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana, who advanced in the rankings by giving the pound-for-pound king a fight.
Amir Khan spoke to the media after dominating Luis Collazo in the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight. Khan wants Mayweather next and he thinks he can do better than his former foe Maidana.
Amir Khan says his speed, height and boxing ability would make it difficult for Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they were to fight. Khan called for the bout during Saturday’s post-fight press conference following his near shutout victory over Luis Collazo.
Wearing a cast on his left arm, Luis Collazo told RingTV.com that he broke a finger during Saturday’s near-shutout loss to Amir Khan at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Amir Khan’s “audition” for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. went quite well as the British star dominated tough and savvy veteran Luis Collazo en route to a unanimous decision on the Mayweather-Marcos Maidana undercard on Saturday.
Amir Khan bounced back from inactivity by outpointing fellow former titleholder Luis Collazo in the co-featured bout to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. Khan scored three knockdowns en route to a unanimous decision.
“The Moment” is here! Well, not quite, but the weigh-in photos are here! Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner and others stepped on the scales before tomorrow’s big show. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed 146 pounds at the official weigh-in for his welterweight championship fight against Marcos Maidana on Friday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, site of their Saturday showdown. Maidana weighed half a pound more, 146.5.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream for today’s weigh-in for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana mega-event on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The stream begins at 5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT.
Amir Khan, an English-born fighter of Pakistani descent, says Ramadan would prohibit him from fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his traditional September fight date should both fighters get beyond their bouts on Saturday.
Adrien Broner, Amir Khan, Carlos Molina and other fighters on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard this Saturday the MGM Grand. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.