Sky Sports boxing expert Glenn McCrory is giving former champion Amir Khan a good shot to upset Floyd Mayweather Jr. - if the pair collide on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Khan is the rumored opponent for Mayweather's next fight. Khan pulled away from a planned fight with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander to keep himself open for the opportunity against Mayweather.
McCrory told skysports.com: "I sat next to Amir Khan for the Carl Froch-George Groves match and he seemed quietly confident that he was going to get Mayweather next. It's not official and he was keen to stress that no deal had been done, but I've got a feeling now that's the way things are headed.
"It could be that that's what Amir's put his career on hold for. He didn't take that fight with Devon Alexander and presumably the reason why he chose to miss out on that big pay day is because he thinks the possibility of Mayweather is pretty solid."
"Khan is the one man who could actually worry Mayweather because he's the one man who's faster than Mayweather. Mayweather isn't the kind of hunt-you-down lethal finisher either, so Khan definitely has a chance. It's very hard to say he'd beat him, but he will give him problems because he's got speed.
"The other thing is that Khan's usual weakness of getting hit won't be as much of a problem because Mayweather is more of a counter-puncher. Mayweather showed against Saul Alvarez that he can be tough and can push big men back, but he couldn't finish him. That would give Khan hope that he could be the busier man and maybe nick a decision. He's got the style to do it."Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan