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Amir Khan on Mayweather-Ortiz, Jessie Vargas, Morales

As the ‘Star Power’ Pay-Per-View draws closer, we sat down with Primetime favourite and studio team member for Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz, WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Amir Khan.

Are you looking forward to working with Andy Kerr, Steve Bunce and Duke McKenzie in the Primetime studio this weekend?

“Yeah it will be great fun being in the studio with all of them. I'm sure it will be an absolutely great night of boxing and hopefully us guys in the studio can give some good analysis of the night's action!”

Floyd recently said you would have to beat Jessie Vargas to earn a fight with him, what do you think of Vargas and do you believe you would pose problems for Mayweather he hasn't encountered yet?

“I didn't really know of Jessie Vargas until Mayweather mentioned him, but if that's what it takes to get a fight against Mayweather then I would be up for it. I think I have the style to beat Mayweather, I'm sure he has never faced anyone as quick as me. Freddie Roach has the perfect game plan of how to face someone like Mayweather, who is very defensive and I know I could execute that game plan.”

Do you think Erik Morales still has something to offer?

“Erik Morales has been a great champion - one of the legends of the sport. I think he proved in his last fight that he has enough in the tank to cause trouble to a lot of fighters and I'm sure that will be the case on Saturday night.”

Do you think Morales will win on Saturday and would you like to add another Mexican legend to your resume?

“I think Morales will win the fight. Lucas Matthysse would have been a tough fight for him but his new opponent Cano is unpredictable and untested.”

“I'm sure it will be a great fight nevertheless and it would be nice if I was to face the winner so I could get another world title. I've beaten Barrera and to beat Morales as well would be something very special.”

How did you rate ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's fights with Matthew Hatton and Ryan Rhodes?

“Matthew and Ryan both showed tremendous heart and effort in those fights and I was backing them all the way, it's a shame they fell just short.”

“Alvarez is a tricky fighter, with great punching power and I'm sure he has a very big future in the sport. He was just too strong for Matthew and Ryan in those fights but I'm sure they will both bounce back.”

Do you think Alvarez will retain his belt against Alfonso Gomez?

“I think Alvarez will win. Gomez will cause him problems, he did well in his fight against Jose Luis Castillo but Alvarez I believe will be too clever and strong for him.”

Does Floyd's 18 month hiatus affect him going into the fight with Ortiz?

“I'm not sure it will. Floyd has done that before, where he takes long breaks before fights and seems to cope okay. I think because he doesn't really blow up between fights and walks around near his fighting weight it means that when the time for training comes there is no drastic change for his body.”

“Getting older though does play some part but we'll need to see on Saturday night how he copes against a guy like Ortiz who is 10 years younger but I'm sure he will come through.”

How highly do you rate Floyd?

“He's a great fighter, one of the very best in the world.”

You know Ortiz well, can he pose Floyd problems?

“Ortiz can punch that's his biggest strength, so it will be important for Floyd to avoid any traps Ortiz sets up, especially early on. He's younger too so I'm sure he will try to pressure Floyd and hope that he can wear him down.”

How do you rate Ortiz's performance against Berto?

“It was an excellent performance and a very exciting fight as well. I thought Ortiz was hungry and there was no way he was going to leave that ring without being the champion.”

Finally, can we get a prediction for Mayweather vs Ortiz?

“Ortiz is a great fighter, but I think that Mayweather will win this one. Early on I think Ortiz will be dangerous and will go at Mayweather but as it goes on I think Mayweather will pick him apart. Defensively Mayweather is very strong and I think that's what will help him win this fight.”

Amir Khan will be joining the rest of the Primetime team this Saturday to bring you in depth analysis on an action packed night of boxing. You can get involved with the broadcast and get your questions answered live by Amir, or any of the Primetime team, by joining the conversation online. Full information can be found at http://www.primetimelive.co.uk/news/boxing/primetime-go-interactive-for-mayweather-vs-ortiz/

The ‘Star Power’ pay-per-view is a packed night of boxing featuring 3 WBC title fights;

WBC Welterweight Title: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz
WBC Light Middleweight Title: Canelo Alvarez vs Alfonso Gomez
WBC Light Welterweight Title: Erik Morales vs Lucas Matthyse

Also included in the pay-per-view broadcast is undefeated Light Welterweight Jessie Vargas vs Josesito Lopez.

British fighter Anthony Crolla will be fighting the Mexican Juan Manuel Montiel in a contest to be shown Free To View on Primetime in the lead in to the pay-per-view broadcast.

You can order the card for only £14.95 by clicking the link  www.worldboxingnews.net or Virgin Media customers can purchase using the ‘On Demand’ menu. Customers on Sky must register the first time they use Primetime and once registered can purchase using the ‘box office’ menu.

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

[QUOTE=vicmatic1;11147506]i think amir is a good fighter but damn hes been talking too much lately[/QUOTE] Well you've been clicking and commentating on it still though, haven't ya .. anyway... floyd should be conrtactually obligated to the fight if Khan is…

Comment by vicmatic1 on 09-16-2011

i think amir is a good fighter but damn hes been talking too much lately

Comment by sebastianb7312 on 09-16-2011

I want to personally thank Amir Khan for coming to his senses! Yes Amir u are quick, I always saisd u are! But and a very big BUT u still can't go thru Money May's defense! Poppa Roach aint gna…

Comment by Cotto 54/10 on 09-16-2011

I still hope to see Pacquiao vs Mayweather than Khan vs Mayweather if it's going to happen

Comment by Pullcounter on 09-16-2011

khan, make sure you have the stipulation in the contract that if you beat vargas you get wifebeater after he gets off his vacation

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