Undefeated pound-for-pound boxing deity, Floyd Mayweather Jr., has reportedly hand-picked his next opponent, former two-time world champion Amir Khan, according to multiple reports out of England.
Mayweather and Khan are expected to meet on May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a venue to be determined in what is already being dubbed a "$200 million blockbuster" that will air on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV).
"Money" is fresh off a majority decision-winning performance over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last month, which was the "highest-grossing event of all-time" with $150 million in total sales, generating about 2.2 million PPV buys.
Immediately after the near-perfect performance against an up-and-coming prospect who many combat sports pundits predicted would provide his stiffest challenge in recent memory, most immediately speculated about who Mayweather would fight next.
Danny Garcia -- who upset Lucas Matthysse in the co-main event moments before Mayweather stepped inside the squared circle with "Canelo" -- appeared to be on the odds-on favorite to earn that distinguished (and lucrative) honor.
"There's been some talk about Mayweather fighting the winner of Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander. I don't like it -- it's clear to anyone who's followed Khan's career that he's no threat to Mayweather, crazy speed or not, and Alexander is one of the most excruciatingly boring fighters currently competing. In other words, I'd be perfectly happy with a Mayweather vs. Garcia next. Make it happen."
It apparently won't happen, at least not next, with Garcia -- who stopped Khan via technical knockout in four rounds back in July 2012 -- getting passed over for the silver medal-winning Olympian (2004).
Most recently, "King" stopped Carlos Molina and followed up that performance with a unanimous decision over Julio Díaz. Khan, who stands to earn at least $6 million for fighting Mayweather, has already withdrawn from the aforementioned match against Alexander that was planned for early Dec. 2013.
On paper, this appears to be a clear mismatch, with Mayweather holding the edge in virtually every skill department, including speed, which is a Khan trademark. Nonetheless, it will undoubtedly draw major interest, with Mayweather, 36, seemingly at the height of his unprecedented box office power.