The thing that rubs boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya the wrong way is how his fighter Amir Khan has been treated with countless broken promises. De La Hoya is upset that promised bouts against the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have never come to be.
Recently quoted on ESPN, De La Hoya spoke out on his frustrations, stating: "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."
De La Hoya isn't sitting on Khan though and expects next year will be a breakout time for Khan. De La Hoya stated to the publication:
"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."
Mayweather or Pacquiao would indeed be great bouts for Khan, but first
he must get past Devon Alexander who he is fighting against this coming Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Should Khan win, fans can expect the calls for a battle vs. Pacman or Money to come into full swing.
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