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Khan: Me and Floyd Mayweather Will Be a Grudge Fight!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN has Floyd ­Mayweather in his sights and a grudge to settle.

A clash with the American superstar is the prize WBA world light-­welterweight champion Khan is fighting for against IBF king Zab ­ ­Judah in Las Vegas in the early hours of tomorrow.

Khan’s promotion team have ­already pencilled in a potential fight with Mayweather.

More importantly, Mayweather, who is training down the road in Vegas, wants to get it on with Khan next year.

The superbout could take place at Wembley, providing Khan defeats Judah and Mayweather overcomes Victor Ortiz here on September 17.

Mayweather said: “Amir Khan came here and trained in the ­boxing gym with my uncle Roger a few times.

“He’s a good young fighter. We’re in the fight game so every fighter wants to fight Floyd Mayweather.

“But he must get past the obstacles put in front of him first. Then we’ll go from there. Yes, a fight ­between us is possible.”

There would be added spice in the ring due to the repeated drug slurs being thrown in Khan’s direction by members of the ­Mayweather camp.

Roger Mayweather claimed ­earlier this week that Khan was on steroids.

Khan is trained by Freddie Roach in the same gym as Manny ­Pacquiao, whose own proposed bout with Mayweather has still not materialised over drug-testing problems.

Khan said: “They can say whatever they want. I know I am clean and have taken and passed every single test they have put before me.

“I am not on drugs. I have lost count of the number of times I have been tested and I have never failed one of them.

“I have been tested out of training camp and while in training camp, even answering unexpected knocks at my door to comply. I have proved I am a clean fighter.”

On the ­possibility of a match-up, Khan added: “It’s on the cards and, yes, it will definitely be a grudge match.

“That fight is very possible. If we get through this fight, I really think it is a possibility because Mayweather has already been told that in the future he could be facing me.

“I think to have things mapped out in a plan is good because you know where you are going and what you have to achieve.

“That’s one of the reasons why I want to go into my fights and impress and do well, knowing that fights against Mayweather are mapped out.”

Khan has started his own mind games and said: “I am a chilled kind of guy and always cool but ­Mayweather always disrespects his opponents – maybe just to give him confidence.

“I think it will be a grudge fight but that will make it more interesting.”

First, though, Khan, who has lost just one of his 26 professional fights, must beat the rugged Judah, 33, in ­tonight’s unification clash.

Prediction: Judah will be a tricky opponent for Khan but I can see the Brit using his devastating punching speed to win in or around the third.

Khan v Judah will be shown live on Primetime pay-per-view, channel 480 on Sky, for £14.95 tomorrow from 2am.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by spoonwars on 07-24-2011

[QUOTE=kfcfloydiots;10886674]Victor might ruin Floyds Plans of fighting in England. Still, never underestimate a younger hungrier fighter like Victor.[/QUOTE] if greendre berto can pop quitor ortiz, floyd will have a field day unless vacation got the best of him

Comment by FistoftheDallasStar on 07-23-2011

Khan is not much of a step down from Pac. Now who would you rather face Manny and make a big chunk of change and possibly lose or fight Amir make less change (money) and still possibly lose.

Comment by 1prodz on 07-23-2011

Prediction on khan vs. Judah: Khan by ko.

Comment by kfcfloydiots on 07-23-2011

Victor might ruin Floyds Plans of fighting in England. Still, never underestimate a younger hungrier fighter like Victor.

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 07-23-2011

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;10886364]it would be funny of Zab ruin his plans hahaha :no: Focus on your current fight and stop talking about Mayweather[/QUOTE] lol then everybody will say who is floyd going to fight now

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