Feb. 14, 2014
Was The Floyd Mayweather "Khan or Maidana" Fan Poll 'Fixed?'
Boxing fans all over the globe are rumbling about Floyd Mayweather and the fan poll that seems to have defied the laws of logic.
Back on February 3, Mayweather announced that he would allow fans to decide whether he's face Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana on May 3. His team quickly assembled a fan poll on the home page of Mayweather Promotions and, just as soon as the votes began to come in, the heavy-handed Argentine, Maidana, assumed a solid lead.
However, as the one-week poll was coming to a close, the UK's Amir Khan made a miraculous comeback to eventually win it all by a 57% to 43% margin.
Meanwhile, independent polls were unanimous in naming Maidana an easy winner. ESPN and ESPN Deportes had Maidana the winner by tallies of 63% to 37% and 82%-18%, respectively. Fightnews saw Maidana winning by a 78% to 22% margin and even Golden Boy-owned RingTV saw Maidana come out ahead with a 57%-43% result.
Fan buzz is decidedly negative for the result rendered by Team Mayweather and cries of "Fix" have been hurled around the Internet.
Khan, who is the bigger name of the two candidates and, presumably, the easier to sell, is truly undeserving of the major showcase fight and the fans are letting it be known.
What say you, loyal fans?