By Edward Chaykovsky
Manchester superstar Ricky Hatton says countryman Amir Khan is capable of pulling off a huge upset on May 3rd against Floyd Mayweathr Jr. Khan is the frontrunner to face Mayweather for his WBC welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hatton, then undefeated, faced Mayweather is 2007 and was knocked out in ten rounds. Even though he gives Khan a chance, he picks Mayweather to pull through with his undefeated record intact.
Hatton told Talksport's Drivetime: "I do give Khan a chance. I know a lot of people won’t share my enthusiasm, and he will be the underdog, there’s no getting away from that and I think Amir would admit that, but styles make fights.
“Mayweather likes fighters to run at him and attack him, but he never has to go on the front foot and hunt someone down. If Amir could swallow his pride for one fight and use his hand speed and his boxing ability and let Floyd try to jump all over him, he’s probably the only man who can match Floyd for skill.
“Mayweather likes to sit back and use his defence, he can shoulder roll and all that, but his style is harder [to get right] when he’s on the front foot. Amir has got the style to give him big headaches.”
Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Ricky Hatton , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan