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 Last update:  9/21/2011       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Khan: Mayweather's Name Value Helped Secure KO Win
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Amir Khan admits Floyd Mayweather was lucky not to be disqualified in his fight against Victor Ortiz. American Mayweather knocked out his 24-year-old opponent in the fourth round to extend his unbeaten record to 42 fights on Saturday night. But the 34-year-old appeared to floor his opponent while Ortiz was apologizing after delivering a headbutt earlier in the round.

"They let him off because he is Floyd Mayweather," Khan told BBC Sport. "If that was anyone else you would have been disqualified but because it was Mayweather they can't disqualify him. A couple of seconds before he [Ortiz] blatantly headbutted Mayweather. Mayweather is a fighter off the streets and he thought 'forget this I'm going to get this kid back' and as soon as the ref wasn't looking, bang, he hit him with a left hook. If that happened without Victor hitting him in the head I think Floyd would have got disqualified."

Khan won the IBF light-welterweight crown when he defeated Zab Judah in July adding to the WBA title he has defended since 2009. After the fight Khan revealed that he wanted to fight Mayweather within 12 months. And the Bolton-born fighter has once again confirmed his intent to pursue a fight date as he gets ready to move up a weight to take on Mayweather.

He added: "My next fight will be on the 10th of December against Lamont Peterson, an American fighter, and then I'll move to 147 after that fight. I know I'm two or three fights away from fighting Mayweather - and that within the next nine months I will fight Floyd Mayweather."

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan


 

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comment by Clint650, on 09-22-2011
[QUOTE=BxDreamz]glass jaw khan should just shut the f*ck up and let his daddy pac man fight mayweather thats the fight we want to see khan want to fight someone go fight holt i really think holt would knock him the f*ck out[/QUOTE] hell yeah, Holt needs to be unleashed on some of these pre-mad...

comment by mislee, on 09-22-2011
im a fan of that sex kitten Amir Khan but DAMNNN every damn day hes talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr! Hes obsessed with FMJr smh...Khan is itchin for that payday...stfu and worry about Peterson

comment by treason1, on 09-22-2011
[QUOTE=uglypug]i hate to defend mayweather - lol but mayweather wasn't even looking at cortez - he had no idea whether cortez was looking away or not. . . all he knew was it was time to fight, and he did just that. . . if ortiz didn't try to headbutt mayweather so blatantly, i would be saying i...

comment by lest26, on 09-22-2011
Khans changed his tune, nothing new there though, but after the fight Khan said nothing along these lines , he was like well Ortiz should have kept his gaurd up, I personaly think what Mayweather did was cheap however id be prety pissed if someone nutted me but in my eyes its Cortez who is to bla...

comment by Mr.miracle, on 09-22-2011
Too many half literate n1ggers here. Get your GED before you try writing.

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