Floyd Mayweather opens opponent selection to fan vote
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to know your opinion.
The reigning consensus pound-for-pound best boxer in the world took to social media to crowdsource opinions on whom he should fight next. And no, Manny Pacquiao wasn't one of the options.
Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) issued a tweet on Monday afternoon Manila time asking fans to pick between former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan and current WBA welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana for his May 3 fight in Las Vegas, Nev.
I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana? http://t.co/342WnS26Vz— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 3, 2014
The poll was informal - fans were asked to give their pick via Instagram comment - and it's uncertain how much weight the votes have in the process. A quick glance at the comments section suggests that the majority of fans favored a fight with Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) of Bolton, England over Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) of Argentina.
Khan has won two straight against modest opposition after sustaining back-to-back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, while Maidana's stock is at an all-time high after handing Adrien Broner his first defeat in his most recent fight. Khan defeated Maidana in 2010 in a damaging affair that saw both men nearly knocked out at different points in the fight.
Mayweather, 36, of Las Vegas, Nev. has won world titles in five separate divisions and currently reigns as the WBC's welterweight and junior middleweight titleholder simultaneously. - Rappler.com
their thoughts on whom he should face on May 3
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