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Khan: My Performance Made Mayweather's Look OK

By Edward Chaykovsky

British star Amir Khan believes his welterweight debut against Luis Collazo was so impressive that it boosted his chances, in the minds of the boxing public, to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr.  On May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Khan dropped Collazo three times for a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision.

The card was headlined by Mayweather, who had a tougher time than expected in winning a twelve round majority decision over Marcos Maidana to unify the WBC/WBA 147-pound titles.

“People said to me, ‘if you fought Mayweather on the same day as when you fought [Collazo], you’d have beaten him because his performance wasn’t the best’,” Khan told British reporters. “But I really think because my performance was so good that it made his [Mayweather’s] performance just look OK. And that’s why people say that."

Because Mayweather is planning a trip to the UK, and to Khan's hometown of Bolton, there could be some genuinine interest from Mayweather in facing Khan down the line.

“I don’t see the point of him coming to Bolton,” Khan said. “But it’s good for Bolton first of all — Floyd Mayweather one of the best fighters ever to come to our small town. If it wasn’t for boxing, I don’t know if anyone would know where Bolton is. If he didn’t know me, then I don’t think he’d know where Bolton is, but there must be some interest for him. But is he going to do it? I don’t know," Khan said.

“I can’t see why he’s picked Bolton of all places, it must be because of the fight, he wants the fight, or he doesn’t want the fight. I don’t know what it is. I think you guys have to ask him, I think it’s just to get under my skin, why Bolton from all the places in the UK?”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14557933]British star Amir Khan believes his welterweight debut against Luis Collazo was so impressive that it boosted his chances, in the minds of the boxing public, to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. On May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las…

Comment by koboy on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;14557997]Khan stop, you just beat a grandfather, literally...this guy was a ww champion damn near a decade ago and is irrelevant in the ww picture. The more you talk the more you make yourself look like a clown[/QUOTE] Yet Floyd…

Comment by Main Source on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14558781]Khan fought a fresher and less shop worn version too. Maidana was no green prospect, but in his late 20s fighting for a World title.[/QUOTE] Maidana didn't have 17-18lbs weight advantage at that time and he didn't even have a…

Comment by Tonyu on 05-17-2014

Most boxing know Khan is a clown - pushing down on Collazo's head his dismal performance against Diaz and was lucky to get the decision and in his last 2title fights he lost. Keep telling yourself Khan you are better…

Comment by Los Zetas on 05-17-2014

[QUOTE=Det. Conan;14560008]Nya... They will duck Thurman. He is a big puncher guy. We all knows what his chin made of. He's only good w/ level C fighters. He can't even avenge his lossses specially to those who knocked his head…

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