British boxer Amir Khan’s perseverance has paid off. The world’s most famous boxer in competition, Floyd Mayweather, scrapped a fan poll result stating he should fight Khan next, choosing Argentinean Marcos Maidana in his stead. Khan went ballistic on Twitter like he was on "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" when he found out what Mayweather had done. Amir was acting black on Twitter. Though he's not black, Amir had a black moment during that meltdown. For real Amir, you were on Twitter telling everybody off (LOL). I’m just saying…
This week, Mayweather has made a gesture in the way of making it up to him by including Khan on the undercard of his highly anticipated May 3, 2014 bout, which will give Amir the type of opportunity and exposure he seeks. Khan is scheduled to fight the exciting New York born Puerto Rican boxer, Luis Collazo, who has a good record, in what will be an interesting match up. Tickets for the fight, which began at $350.00 each, sold out within minutes. After the first few minutes of the tickets going on sale, the Ticketmaster website basically clowned you with a "searching" graphic, politely telling you to kick rocks, the event is sold out.
Khan had been offered $5,000,000 by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing to fight fellow Brit, Kell Brook, who is undefeated. Khan turned it down, while waiting for Mayweather. However, Khan can still fight Brook in London after the Collazo fight, giving the British people what they want. Matchroom’s Froch vs. Groves sold out within an hour, as 50,000 people snapped up the tickets. Therefore, there’s a strong British boxing market the Mancunian from Bolton, England could benefit from.