Floyd Mayweather has defended his decision to opt to fight Marcos Maidana ahead of Amir Khan on May 3 this year, insisting that he chose the right opponent.
Speculation was rife for some time over who Mayweather would choose as his next opponent, following his impressive handling of Saul Alvarez - billed as the biggest threat to his titles since Oscar De La Hoya - in August of last year. Eventually it turned into something of a two horse race, with Khan and Maidana going head to head for potentially the biggest payday of their careers.
However eventually, after a little guidance from his fans, Mayweather settled on fighting Maidana, regardless of the fact that many deem him a far inferior opponent to some of Money’s recent foes.
As such Mayweather has been forced to quantify his choice, which he did so with little hesitation. According to sources in the U.S, the 37-year-old, who holds a record of 45-0, replied to those questioning his picking of Maidana over Khan by saying: “Amir Khan is 2-2 in his last 4 fights whereas Maidana is 4-0 with 3 KOs, so I feel like we chose the better guy.”
The better guy? Perhaps. The best guy available? Not in a million years.