Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Amir Khan: I Would Give Mayweather A lot of Problems

Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

British star Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) feels his style will be the difference in a fight with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs). Mayweather is scheduled to return in a headline fight of a Showtime Pay-Per-View event on May 3rd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Styles make fights. We've seen Floyd go against guys who come forward, pressure fighters. We've not really seen him go against guys who are quick, who have quick foot work. We've seen him a few times, against the likes of Zab Judah being quick and other fighters who were quick, who caused him a lot of problems, who had a good jab and good clean, crisp punches. That's what I bring to the table. I'm a different style and that's why I think I would give Floyd a lot of problems....the movement, the explosiveness," Khan said.

"There is one thing people can say about me, when I go in there I give it my all. I give it 100% When I get hit I don't take a step back or gives up. I never give up until the end."

Recently, Mayweather put together a poll where fans voted for his next opponent. The two choices provided were Khan and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. Khan won the poll with more than 60% of the votes, but Mayweather has yet to announce anything. Khan feels Maidana's lack of speed would make him a sitting duck against Mayweather.

"He's made for Floyd Mayweather. People want to see Floyd against a different style. People may think I'm talking rubbish, but if you think about the last three opponents that Floyd faced...they had slow feet, slow hands...no disrespect they are great fighters but that [type of style] suits Floyd Mayweather. But what Floyd has problems with is speed, movement and explosiveness," Khan said.

>>>>Khan Talks Further on Mayweather Fight<<<<

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Mar on 02-25-2014

[QUOTE=Dr Mar;14239412]No word yet from Floyd jr. He might dump you if you don't shut up!:boxing:[/QUOTE] He did dump you now!

Comment by WilkinsOlajuwon on 02-18-2014

Shut up, Amir. Just shut up. Want people to listen? Go and beat some welters and get some momentum.

Comment by turkas on 02-18-2014

[quote=martin_1995] By now many hard-core boxing junkies and casual fans are aware Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a May 5 fight date approaching in the desert of Las Vegas, NV. What’s odd is that it’s late February and an opponent has…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=cameltoe;14237684]Speak for yourself. I don't care who earned it more (maidana), I don't want to pay for another boring-ass 12 round shutout. It'll look no different than Floyd v Ghost, or Floyd v Canelo. I'm tired of that sh1t. I'd…

Comment by TwistedChimp on 02-16-2014

I agree. Second that motion. And the top problem would be rating and PPV buys. It would fail, flop, fly south.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (81)
Top Headlines Photos: Ryan Burnett Beats Zhakiyanov To Unify WBA, IBF Belts Photos: Josh Warrington Takes Out Ceylan, Earns Lee Selby Shot Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pick Up Solid Wins in Sydney Bouts Mock vs. Chudinov Deal in Place For November 25 Andrade: I Did Very Well in 160 Debut, I'll Fight Anybody! Karim Mayfield Decisons Miguel Dumas in San Francisco Gassiev Sees Joshua, Wilder in His Future: I'll Unify, Then Move Up! N'Dam vs. Murata - CompuBox Reflects on First Fight Stats Why Malignaggi Should Quiet Down. And Why He Won't. Machado: He Hurt Me a Few Times, But I Got The Punch I Needed Hassan N'Dam vs. Ryota Murata II: Pre-Fight Report Card Maciej Sulecki: I Want Jermell Charlo Next, I Want The Title Shot Alberto Machado Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Jezreel Corrales Out Jezreel Corrales-Alberto Machado - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Demetrius Andrade Makes 160 Debut, Dominates Alantez Fox Carlos Jimenez Knocks Out Pedro Campa in Shocker Sharif Bogere Decisions Rodriguez Over Ten Rounds in Las Vegas Gassiev Crushes Wlodarczyk in Three, Will Face Dorticos Next Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Culcay Hurts Resilient Sulecki, But Loses Unanimous Decision Hearn is Firm: I Want Wilder-Whyte Next, Never 50-50 For Joshua! Jason Moloney, Andrew Moloney Win Big in Melbourne Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox - CompuBox Historical Review Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Warrington Stops Dennis Ceylan in Ten To Earn Selby Shot Cecilia Braekhus Stops Mikaela Lauren in Six To Retain Ryan Burnett Defeats Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Unifies WBA, IBF Titles Azinga Fuzile Stuns Munyai, Simpiwe Vetyeka Suffers Upset Loss Lyon Woodstock Captures WBO Euro, Tommy Langford Wins Pedro Guevara Aims For a KO Against Shiro To Regain WBC Title Acelino Freitas Set To Return, Faces Martinez in November Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan - LIVE Results From Leeds Photos: Hassan N'Dam, Ryota Murata Ready For Rematch Battle Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160 Ryan Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov: Pre-Unification Report Card Arum: Murata Will Be On Pound-For-Pound Lists By End of 2018 Schaefer Says Ringstar is Ahead of The Golden Boy Curve in Year 1 Anthony Joshua: 'Desperate' Wilder Needs Our Fight More Than Me Photos: Heather Hardy Stopped in a Bloodbath on Bellator Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Michael Page Debut - Stop Opponents To Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement