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Diaz: Look What I Did To Khan, Now He Gets Mayweather?

Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

Former champion Julio Diaz is a little surprised that Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) is potentially getting a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs) on May 3rd at the MGM Grnad in Las Vegas. Khan has not fought since the April outing against Diaz. In that fight, Diaz was viewed as an aging veteran being sent to the slaughterhouse, but instead he dropped Khan in the fourth round and then badly hurt him several times in the fight. Khan was lucky to walk away with a close unanimous decision on scores of 115-113, 114-113 and 115-112.

"How do you have someone [like Khan] fight someone who is the best fighter in the world. He has to be an elite fighter. I don't think Amir Khan has earned the right credentials to be in the ring with Mayweather. Look at me, I'm supposedly a washed up fighter, out the door, and look what I did [to Khan] - and after me he comes against Mayweather? Businesswise, it makes sense because he has a big following. I think Mayweather is looking people who bring something to the table and Khan is one of them, he has that big following in the UK," Diaz said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AntonTheMeh on 12-25-2013

[QUOTE=crazed_z06;14064817]We're all saying the same thing, Julio![/QUOTE] /thread....

Comment by Jack Napier on 12-25-2013

Diaz just needs to beat Andre Berto, he'll get his shot then :boxing:

Comment by 88derrick88 on 12-25-2013

Julio is like this khan vs floyd is a JOKE! Haha. The most sensible and profitable fight for floyd is against the pacman. Before i really like floyd when he was called pretty boy. Man all his fights were exciting…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 12-25-2013

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;14067019]Khan just had a bad night, pressure was on him, trainer chnange, home crowd an all Most of Khans fights in the UK have been stressful experiences, of his own making [B]He fights better with less pressure away from home.[/B][/QUOTE]…

Comment by MC Hammer on 12-24-2013

[QUOTE=Flaco-N13;14066309]What these fools are talking about is why FKN Khan? Yes you are right May n every other boxer has a right to have an easy fight. But (tomato)Khan? He hasn't been fighting, he got ko by Garcia @ 140,…

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