The World Boxing Council comically rated mediocre prizefighter Amir Khan as the second preeminent welterweight in the sport in their latest February ranking.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Khan (27-3, 19 KOs), who has lost two of his past three bouts, is expected to debut as a welterweight against Ricky Hatton‘s conqueror, Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko, at the Manchester Arena in England on April 20.

Fighting for the first time since relinquishing his WBA world light welterweight belt to WBC light welterweight champion “Swift” Danny Garcia last summer, Khan outclassed gritty Mexican Carlos Molina to earn a 10th round TKO on December 15 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.

“King Khan,” who prior to trumping the 27-year-old Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) hadn’t left the squared circle victorious since flooring Zab Judah in July 2011, is a human chandelier incapable of protecting a fragile chin.

At best, the World Boxing Council looks incompetent by inflating Khan’s standing.

Conversely, at worst, the organization appears corrupt and desperate to secure a lucrative mismatch between Khan, one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22, and the legendary Floyd Mayweather.

The 35-year-old Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), a longstanding WBC world welterweight titleholder who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, is destined to scrap current interim WBC welterweight king Robert Guerrero on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Despite being a cocky jackass and convicted domestic abuser, Mayweather would utterly lambaste the middling bloke.

Fans of Khan, a Pakistani-British boxer who at 17 became the youngest Englishman to win an Olympic medal by capturing silver as a lightweight at the 2004 games in Greece, must consider the possibility that their hero simply doesn’t possess the gumption or resiliency to ever truly thrive in the squared circle.

Thanks to the World Boxing Council’s asinine system, Amir Khan may be terribly embarrassed by Floyd Mayweather approximately a year from this evening.