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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.

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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.

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