Khan Mandatory For Garcia Guerrero Winner

Posted: January 13, 2016 in Breaking News
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The WBC has ordered that #1 WBC contender Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s), will now be the mandatory contender for the winner of the Danny Garcia VS Robert Guerrero fight that will take place on January 23rd of this year.  Its hard to imagine that Amir Khan would take this fight, because of all the rumors swirling around a potential showdown with Kell Brook for the IBF Welterweight title.  It even harder to stomach the fact that Robert Guerrero is Garcia’s opponent in this fight for the vacant WBC title.  The aging Guerrero, is coming off of a loss to Keith Thurman, and then a narrow split decision victory over Aaron Martinez, who is not by any means a top tier opponent.

If Khan does indeed have his sights set on Kell Brook and the IBF title, it would most likely happen sometime this summer.  That would also put a nail in the coffin of him fighting the Garcia Guerrero winner.  That fight would have to wait.  Khan though, has been inactive for the better part of a year now, and doesn’t really seem too interested at the thought of fighting anyone.  After failed attempts to fight Floyd Mayweather, and then manny Pacquiao, it seems as though Amir Khan is only interested in one thing.  A big pay day.  If Khan continues to be inactive, or continues to fight lesser opponents, a big pay day will not be in his future.

Andre Berto will be taking on Lamont Peterson to determine a second mandatory contender for the WBC welterweight title.  This one is a head scratcher in itself.  Peterson was already beaten by Danny Garcia, and Berto was embarrassed by Floyd Mayweather.  One must wonder why this opportunity was given to them by the WBC, when there are plenty other contenders out there that are much more talented.  Errol Spence Jr comes to mind, among many others.  In fact, in my opinion, Spence should be in this fight against Garcia on January 23rd, instead of Guerrero.  It remains to be seen how this will all play out, and what Amir Khan will decide to do, but due to his recent track record, I don’t see Khan pulling the trigger on anything.  He will probably continue to fight smaller names in hope that one for these days, he will be offered a huge money fight.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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