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Hatton: Amir Can Not Afford To Trade With Mayweather

Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton believes fellow Briton Amir Khan could give pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather "his biggest problem".

Rumors are ripe that Khan will become unbeaten Mayweather's next opponent in May 2014 in a lucrative bout for the WBC welterweight title.

Critics point out that the Bolton fighter is undeserving of a shot after labouring in recent contests and having never fought at the 147lb limit.

But his supporters, and Hatton is among them, point out that the 26-year-old can match Mayweather for speed and that could pose all sorts of questions for the American.

Hatton, though, who is among Mayweather's 45 victims, was quick to warn Khan that he needs to avoid any gung-ho tactics, with questions still remaining over the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight's chin.

"Amir could give him his biggest problem if Amir doesn't get drawn in, uses his speed and shows loads of movement," Hatton said on Sky Sports News.

"Amir is the only one that could probably match Mayweather for speed. Amir's problem, style-wise and he'll probably tell you this himself, is he likes to have a fight and he's not built to have a fight.

"His best attribute is his boxing ability and his hand speed."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuerno~de~Chivo on 11-15-2013

Khan vs Mayweather??? This is a ****ing sick joke right????

Comment by Weebler I on 11-14-2013

[QUOTE=uniquehump;13927651]Good fight economic wise. I want to see this fight because we get to see Mayweather outside of Las Vegas. I'm a Mayweather fan and would hate to see him lose to Khan, but for the pure economical reasons and…

Comment by Adolf H on 11-14-2013

[QUOTE=MindBat;13927928]Remember this folks. Khan has a chance because he can match Floyd speed for speed. They'll likely throw out, not that Floyd's legs are gone, but that he's older now. .[/QUOTE] There's something grammatically amiss in your statement. I may…

Comment by MindBat on 11-13-2013

Remember this folks. Khan has a chance because he can match Floyd speed for speed. They'll likely throw out, not that Floyd's legs are gone, but that he's older now. .

Comment by uniquehump on 11-13-2013

Good fight economic wise. I want to see this fight because we get to see Mayweather outside of Las Vegas. I'm a Mayweather fan and would hate to see him lose to Khan, but for the pure economical reasons and…

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