According to the Daily Fail and other sources, Amir Khan has received a $5,000,000 offer from Top Rank to fight pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford on March 23rd, replacing potential foe Luis Collazo in New York.
Unlike the Collazo fight, this would be an ESPN pay-per-view.
According to Khan (33-4, 20 KO), he’s looking to take this fight because the Kell Brook matchup will “always be there” regardless of the outcome against “Bud.” That’s a bit of a fatalistic attitude to have, but points for realism.
He’s definitely a better opponent than Collazo, whom Khan dominated in his welterweight debut, but the script is clear at this point. He’ll start strong, dazzling with his combinations, and then the inhumanly adaptable Crawford (34-0, 25 KO) will adjust and pulverize him into the dirt.
I know boxing is, well, boxing, but it’s still bizarre to see such blatantly obvious matchups as Terence Crawford-Errol Spence and Amir Khan-Kell Brook go by the wayside.