De La Hoya: ‘Amir Khan Deserves to Be Fighting Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’


    Oscar+De+La+Hoya+Amir+Khan+Media+Workout+ieEZju42s0clThere are major plans for Amir Khan should he defeat Devon Alexander this weekend. His promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy dubbed his fight with Devon Alexander on their conference call today as a fight for the “Mayweather Sweepstakes.”

    Should Khan win De La Hoya told ESPN that he will make a hard push for Khan to land either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao next year.

    “I’m pushing for a Pacquiao fight,” De La Hoya said. “I’m also pushing for a Mayweather fight. Amir Khan has been having eliminator after eliminator. The time for him is now. He deserves to be fighting Floyd Mayweather. He deserves to be fighting Manny Pacquiao.”

    De La Hoya feels Khan deserves those big fights already.

    “It really rubs me the wrong way that Amir has been promised fighting the likes of Mayweather and Pacquiao and it hasn’t happened yet. He is at the perfect moment of his career.”

    “One thing is for sure: 2015 is going to be his year. He is a force to be reckoned with, a threat to everyone in the welterweight division. I’ve always said if you put him up to the test, if you put him up against a Floyd Mayweather, a Manny Pacquiao, don’t be surprised if he wins.”

    De La Hoya even went on saying Khan could go down as an all-time great.

    “”If he keeps winning, if he keeps on getting into these big fights that are promised, I really do feel that Amir Khan can be one of the top fighters of all time.”