Sure, Amir Khan has been saying Floyd Mayweather may choose to fight him soon, but now there are whispers from other sources that Floyd may indeed "move toward" his next opponent before this month is out. Here’s the thing, though – the opponent Floyd ultimately chooses may not be Khan.
"Before that," the reliable LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire tweeted on Wednesday, "I'm told @FloydMayweather may move toward his next opponent, with @AmirKingKhan and @SpecialKBrook in front, w/in 2 weeks."
You read that right. Word on the street is that Mayweather may choose Brook over Khan to be his next opponent. Of course, no one really knows what's on Floyd's mind, so this could all be nonsense. Still, it would be the irony of ironies if Khan ignored Brook for Mayweather, only for Mayweather to end up fighting Brook.
Again, though, this is Mayweather we're talking about here. Anyone whose followed the songs and dances which have led to Floyd choosing his last few opponents know that premature alarms are par for the course. Still, news is worth reporting when it comes from a trusted source like Pugmire.
One thing is for certain, no matter who Floyd picks as his next opponent, there won't be nearly the brouhaha there was last winter when Mayweather announced he was fighting Manny Pacquiao. That was truly a once in a lifetime experience...thank heavens.