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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…

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