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Amir Khan at 147: Possible Opponents Not Name Shane Mosley

If the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan can't be made, and all indications suggest that it probably won't be made, at least not at the 140 pound limit, then Amir Khan will most likely pursue opponents in the welterweight division. One name was thrown out there as a possible Khan opponent and that was ageless blunder Shane Mosley. Now, I say "blunder" in my description of his recent outing against the two best pound for pound fighters in the world. One shouldn't dismiss losing to the two best fighters in the world; however the way in which Mosley lost is another story. Against Mayweather he looked old, shot, and stiff, against Pacquiao he had some early moments but soon realized it's better to avoid confrontation than to be on the receiving end of a Manny Pacquiao knockout punch.

The idea of a Khan/Mosley fight doesn't sit well with me for obvious reasons, chief among them being the fact that Shane Mosley hasn't looked impressive since he destroyed Antonio Margarito. Now, Margarito was made for Mosley stylistically but the same cannot be said for Amir Khan. Khan would use his speed and combinations to overwhelm Mosley and if you thought he looked old compared to a 34 year old Floyd Mayweather and a 32 year old Manny Pacquiao, one could imagine how ancient he'd look compared to the 25 year old from Bolton. I'd much rather Khan make his welterweight debut against the winner of the Andre Berto/Victor Ortiz rematch, or perhaps the winner of Kell Brook/Matthew Hatton, which in all honesty makes the most sense because it’s an all British affair. Don't forget you have the winner of Devon Alexander/Marcos Maidana as well.

Whatever happens I just hope Shane Mosley isn't involved because the time has come for accepting the obvious really. Mosley is beyond any stretch of a notion of being a serious contender much less one half of a major important fight in boxing. His name alone gets him the opportunity to hang around and call out guys like Canelo Alvarez but if he loses his next fight against whomever, no doubt a big name, then his name will have lost its negotiating power. Once again I hope this fight doesn't happen because it would be a complete waste of money and would have Amir Khan running through yet another expired former champion (i.e. Zab Judah).

My guess is they want Khan to look good against Mosley to make a statement at the new weight; the fight would be in Khan's back yard as a bone for not landing the rematch with Lamont Peterson. All in all this bodes well for Amir Khan who wants to reestablish himself as one of the rising super stars in boxing. I just feel as though reestablishing himself against Shane Mosley is the wrong way to go for Khan. I know it's Shane Mosley, but it's not the Shane Mosley from the early 2000s.

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