In an interesting turn of potential opponents for Floyd Mayweather Junior, two fighters aspiring to fight the pound for pound king have found themselves matched up with each other on the under card for what is being billed as “The Moment,” a May 3rd card with Marcos Maidana squaring off against Mayweather in the main event. Two men with very different journeys to where they are currently at now see their paths crossing. Both hope, however unlikely, that a victory over the opposition will put them in the queue to fight Mayweather. Perhaps the greater likelihood that would result from a victory for either man would be that he begins to be considered an upper tier welterweight, though even such a matter is in question. One only need look at how the two men arrived here to understand why such is the case.
Khan is entering his first fight as a true welterweight. While he has had a successful career at junior welterweight, the fact that he was even mentioned as a possible opponent for Mayweather is bad for the sport. While Khan has a decision victory over Maidana, that victory seems clouded by bad knockout losses to Danny Garcia & Bredis Prescott. The losses were bad for different reasons: the loss to Garcia was rather brutal, while the loss to Prescott was simply embarrassing for the British fighter.
In late October, Khan had the opportunity to put the final signature on an agreement to fight Devon Alexander. At that point in time, Alexander was a 1 loss fighter who had been mentioned as a possible Mayweather opponent. Surprisingly, Khan let that bout pass him by in hopes for the biggest monetary prize in the sport. Instead, he got Collazo as his first welterweight opponent. So who is he fighting?
Some consider Collazo a journeyman. The boxer out of Brooklyn has unanimous decision losses to Shane Mosley, Andre Berto, & Ricky Hatton, none more recent than 2009. Besides those fighter