Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has two fighters – Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan – that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) could pick from for his next fight on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather himself isn’t quite sure whether he’ll fight Maidana or some other fighter or even if he’ll ever fight again for that matter.
“I just don’t know what I’ll do for my next fight,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather beat Maidana by a 12 round majority decision last Saturday night, and he told the booing fans after the fight “If you think you won, let’s do it again in September.” Those loud boos clearly bothered Mayweather enough to have him agreeing to a rematch with Maidana when in reality he should have been staying quiet about what he wanted to do until he had enough time to look over his options.
Schaefer seemed on board for a rematch, as he immediately agreed with Mayweather about a second Maidana fight, saying “let’s do it.”
Shaefer also likes the idea of Mayweather facing the much younger 27-year-old Khan, and it’s not hard to understand. With Khan being really young, if he can neat Mayweather and take his scalp, it will transform Khan into a pay-per-view fighter. Golden Boy Promotions can then take advantage of the many years of ahead of Khan as a star long after Mayweather has retired in 2015.
“We’ve got great options either to see a rematch or a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan,” Schaefer said. “I know Amir’s dream is to fight Floyd Mayweather and I will try to make his dream come true.”
Schaefer has wanted a Khan-Mayweather fight for some time. However, he’s not the one who decides the fights for Mayweather, so he can talk about Khan as Mayweather’s next opponent as much as he wants, but it’s not likely that the fight will take place unless Mayweather truly wants it to happen.