Why Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan Isn't the Fight Boxing Fans Want

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Why Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan Isn't the Fight Boxing Fans Want
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Is the pound-for-pound king moving closer to a showdown with Amir Khan?

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is one of the worldwide leaders in self-promotion, and last week, the man they call "Money" may have outdone himself.

He announced via his Twitter account that fans can vote on which opponent he will face in his next fight on May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, asking them to choose between former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan and current WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana.

More than 35,000 fans took the opportunity to voice their preferences, and if Mayweather intends to abide by the result, he will be facing Khan this May in Las Vegas.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Brit was the runaway winner of the poll, snagging just over 4,600 more votes than the Argentine champion. 

The result of the poll, while ostensibly reflecting the will of the people, is not likely to be met with great satisfaction by a skeptical boxing community. The mere mention of Khan as a potential foe for Mayweather is enough to put many fans in a snit, and you can't really blame them.

Here's why.

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