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Khan: If No Pacquiao, I'm The Best Fight For Mayweather

By Pawel Pronishev

Next Saturday night in Washington, DC, WBA/IBF 140-pound champion Amir Khan will defend his titles against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson. The fight is likely going to be the British boxer's last appearance at 140-pounds. Beyond Peterson, Khan is focused on securing a huge opportunity against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2012. Khan revealed on BBC 5 Radio that Golden Boy Promotions has been talking to Mayweather about the fight. Mayweather returns on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. No opponent has been set.

"Its the fight the world wants to see. Its a public demand fight. 2012 will be a massive year for me and we will fight Floyd Mayweather. The talks have been going through Golden Boy. They have been speaking to his team. They want the fight and so does I. I want to get Lamont Peterson and hopefully get a date in 2012 with Floyd Mayweather," Khan said.

Mayweather is trying to get a fight with Manny Pacquiao, Khan's stablemate at California's Wild Card Gym. If a deal for Pacquiao can't be reached, Khan regards himself as the next best option for May. 

"On paper I'm the best he could face, if he doesn't face Manny Pacquiao. If I didn't think I could beat Floyd Mayweather and I didn't have the style, the speed and the power to beat him - then I wouldn't even be talking about it. I'm don't want to be a challenger going into these fights. I want to be a champion and the winner. I know that Floyd has never faced the speed and the power than I have. I have the best trainer in the world, in my corner, who will give me the right instructions to beat him," Khan said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WESS on 07-15-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;11503314]Haters will hype Khan up to be the next guy to beat Floyd, sadly when all is said and done, Haters will talk sh*t about Khan just like they did Hatton.. Highly demanded fight now but haters will say Floyd…

Comment by littlemac on 07-15-2012

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Comment by sd southpaw on 12-03-2011

Kahn wouldnt have a chance against Money May! roach doesnt teach his fighters how to fight on the inside which is the only way i believe you beat Floyd. Floyd has just as much speed, just as much power, way…

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 12-03-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11504731]Nah I don't agree,the best fight for Floyd(if not Pac)is Martinez..It's the best fight for his legacy and respect in the sport,hands down Martinez is the better fight...[/QUOTE] Martinez is the better fight, but I don't know if he can…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-03-2011

If Pac vs Money doesn't happen yes I agree Khan is next but if Cotto beats Margarito and doesn't resign with Top Rank then Cotto will most likely sign with Golden Boy then they can make Cotto vs Money on…

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