Amir Khan: Mayweather Makes Ortiz Quit or Stops Him

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR Khan wants to ­become the first fighter to defeat five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan will be rooting for the American ring legend when he climbs into the ring to face ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas on Saturday.

And the reason is quite simple.

“I hope he wins – then he can face me and I will become the first man to beat him,” said Khan.

WBA and IBF world light-­welterweight champion Khan will have his last fight in that weight division on December 10.

His likely opponent will be ­Lamont Peterson after both Erik Morales and Timothy ­Bradley refused to fight the ­Bolton bruiser.

Khan said: “My ­intention after that would be to have my first ever fight at ­welterweight and then face Mayweather.

“It would be a cracking fight, the fight the people want. I have never ducked a ­challenge – and ­Mayweather is the kind of challenge I want.”

The fight is already ­pencilled in, but Khan still harbours doubts about whether Mayweather will go through with it.

He said: “I think he is still ducking me, running scared if you like. I think he has seen something in my armoury that worries him.

“He knows I have the speed and ­accuracy and a very good boxing brain. Plus, he knows that I have a great trainer in ­Freddie Roach.”

Khan is backing Mayweather, who has won all of his 41 bouts, to ­successfully defend his WBC ­welterweight belt against Ortiz.

He said: “I think it will be one-sided and can see Ortiz ­either quitting on his stool or the fight being stopped around the ninth or 10th round.”

KHAN will be one of the experts covering the fight on Primetime TV (Channel 480 on Sky, Virgin On Demand and online for £14.95). Ring 0871 200 4444 or visit

Before the fight, Khan will be at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel supporting Islamic Help at their fund-raising ­dinner for famine-hit ­Somalia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lest26 on 09-16-2011

[QUOTE=whatismyname;11145110]Actually he has beaten Ortiz in the ammies and the last guy to stop Ortiz in the pros.. So YOU shut the fluck up, no knowledge havin' biatch. Khan - Floyd is the second best fight out there for floyd…

Comment by BigRight on 09-16-2011

I'll be honest I think Ortiz and Khan would be a tough one to call. But then it depends what happens in the next fight for the two of them, if Ortiz gets completely destroyed by Mayweather then Khan will…

Comment by TheKza on 09-16-2011

[QUOTE=-uppercut-;11145182]haha, and Ortiz would knock your ass out, i would bet €1000 on that.[/QUOTE] 147 Khan would be an absolute beast. He already comes in at 152 on fight night. Ariza would add power and the speed would be pretty…

Comment by -EAGLE- on 09-16-2011

haha, and Ortiz would knock your ass out, i would bet €1000 on that.

Comment by whatismyname on 09-16-2011

[QUOTE=jnapoli85;11140479]This is exactly why i don't like Amir Khan, he runs his mouth. Please someone tell me who has he beaten that makes him think he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath and Manny and Floyd. Never mind…

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