By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
WBA 'regular' welterweight champion Keith 'One Time' Thurman (26-0, 22KOs) is very eager to get in the ring with British superstar Amir 'King" Khan (31-3, 19KOs).
Both fighters were chasing the lucrative September 12th date against WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to the widespread press clippings, both fighters have been passed over in favor of former champion Andre Berto.
In a few recent interviews, Khan expressed his interest in facing Thurman - but likely in 2016. He wasn't overly impressed with Thurman's ability - stating that his nickname should be changed to 'sometimes' for the lack of promised knockouts.
Why wait, says Thurman. They both share the same adviser in Al Haymon. Thurman is ready to do it this year. At the moment, neither fighter has a scheduled date or opponent for the fall.
"I don't know how close this fight is to being made, but I'm ready. We don't need to draw this out. This doesn't need to be pre-heating in the oven for all of this extra time. I've wanted to fight the boy since he stepped on the scale at 147. He's had a few fights at 147. He feels established. He thinks I'm sometimes? He wants to see me? I don't want you to see me sometime. I want you to see me 'one time,' one fight, one contract, one date, one location. You let me know what it is. We both got the same manager, his name is Al Haymon. It's a simple phone call away. Let's make the fight happen," Thurman told BoxingScene.com.