Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather Admits To Running a Ploy on Amir Khan

by Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) admitted he was trying to run a ploy on IBF/WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan. For several weeks, the British superstar has been targeting a potential fight with Mayweather in 2012. In response, Mayweather advised Khan to "earn his shot" by facing unbeaten contender Jessie Vargas (17-0, 9KOs), who Mayweather promotes.

Mayweather, the WBC welterweight champion, had a good laugh when the subject of "Khan facing Vargas to get you in the ring" was approached. According to Mayweather, he was simply trying to get his rising boxer a shot at the title.

"I contradict myself sometimes [laughing]. I have to get my guy a shot. That's my guy. I have to get my guy a shot. It's so crazy. You think about a fighter like Amir Khan, I have nothing against him, but I'm bigger in his country than he is. Mayweather loves the UK," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by B.R!ghteous on 09-18-2011

[QUOTE=1prodz;11161775]There was no guarantee that Floyd was going to beat Ortiz if he would have not landed those cheap shots at the end. And what type a fighter and persons gives props to a b**** that lands two open shots…

Comment by torchemup on 09-18-2011

Mayweather should def fight in England at least once.! then after Khan go after Manny of Martinez

Comment by RedMuffin on 09-18-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11161153]Khan is not even a draw in the uk floyd will sell out the tickets[/QUOTE] Khan is not a draw in the UK, what a ridiculous statement Clearly your another ignorant boxing fan

Comment by coghaugen on 09-18-2011

I don't know anyone who knows Floyd Mayweather. I don't know anyone who doesn't know Amir Khan. Just saying

Comment by 1prodz on 09-18-2011

[QUOTE=THE TALK OF TX;11160058]floyd is always gone be hated cause hes great that was another glimps of his knowlege of the game protect yourself at all time mosley had to learn that from floyd , money fought the fight he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Dale Evans: When I Get My Shot, I’ll Win British Title For Mike Towell Jake Ball To Return, After First Loss, On March 17 Hearn: ITV PPV Idea is Likely Delusion and Greed From Eubank Sr. Conwell: I've Boxed In Higher Class Than Bowen, Will Win That Title Saunders: People Must Realize - GGG, Canelo Must Get Through Me World Boxing Council Breaks Down Ongoing Drug Testing Program Black Hitler - Boxing And The Anti-PBC Effect Danny Garcia: I'm Sure I'll Fight Khan - Once He Rebuilds Career Schaefer: Tony Yoka Could Become The Anthony Joshua of France Terry Flanagan vs. Petr Petrov Will Have U.S. TV, Says Pelullo White: I Won't Do Business With Arum For Pacquiao vs. McGregor! Erick De Leon Aims To Get a Knockout Win on Solo Boxeo Tony Yoka Pumped To Go Pro With Richard Schaefer, Virgil Hunter Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt - Undercard Information Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo - Purse Bid Ordered For January 31 David Haye: Bellew Looked Fat and Nervous - He'll Be KO'd Quick Funeka Warns Pacquiao To Take Horn Serious or Suffer Shock Loss Braekhus vs. Svensson is Pushed Back To February 24 Liam Williams vs. Liam Smith For WBO European Belt, April 8 Photos: Fury, Saunders, Adams, Smith-Williams, Flanagan Presser Chocolatito: No Problem Facing Cuadras, But Focus is on Rungvisai Hearn: No Interest in Khan's Proposed 70-30 Split for Brook Bout Yuriorkis Gamboa Inks Promotional With Golden Boy Promotions Nicola Adams Turns Pro With Frank Warren, Will Debut On April 8 Top Rank President Lays Out Michael Conlan's Plan To Stardom Cancer-Free Father Made Camp Less Stressful for Leo Santa Cruz Lara's Coach: Canelo Does Not Have The Style To Beat Golovkin Angel Garcia: Danny Could Ruin Thurman's Career, Like Matthysse's Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Ali, Cotto-Kirkland, Jack, More Judge Sets Down Terms To Lift Ban on Edwin Valero Movie Nicola Adams Leaves Team GB Boxing Setup, Free To Pursue Other Opportunities Steve Goodwin Updates on Stable, Looks Ahead, Reflects on 2016 Eubank Jr: DeGale is One of The Best at 168? That's Embarrassing! Golovkin's Coach on The Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Catch-Weight Randy Caballero To Return on March 23 on ESPN Card "Fighting Words" - Angel Garcia to Blame, Though We Enabled Him Abel Sanchez: Maybe It Could Be Golovkin-Chavez, Canelo-Jacobs Puerto Rico Commission To Investigate Vazquez Jr. Pay Claims Shawn Porter Tabs Santa Cruz To Beat Frampton in Rematch Chocolatito: All Rungvisai Has is a Punch, It Won't Be That Difficult
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement