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Ricky Hatton: Khan is Capable of Beating Mayweather

By Chris LaBate

Former world champion Ricky Hatton believes WBA/IBF 140-pound champion Amir Khan is capable of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. Back in 2007, Hatton was stopped and lost his unbeaten record against Mayweather in the tenth round of their Las Vegas clash. Hatton, speaking with talkSPORT, gives Khan a good shot of pulling off a major upset. Mayweather returns on September 17th against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz.

When comparing his own ring abilities, Hatton admits that Khan's style of fighting is better suited to defeat Mayweather.

“A few years ago you wouldn’t have mentioned Amir Khan in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather but his performances now certainly warrant it. Floyd Mayweather is an exceptional talent – but Amir Khan is getting better and better and better with every single fight," said Hatton.

 "It makes me feel proud to call him a friend. He’s starting to fly the flag similar to what I did all them years ago. A few years ago you wouldn’t have mentioned Amir Khan in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather but his performances now certainly warrant it.

"Floyd Mayweather is an absolute unbelievable talent but Amir’s getting better and Floyd's getting older so it’s not beyond the realms of impossibility. He's an exceptional talent but Amir's doing everything in order to get that fight and I’d like to see Amir with a chance. My style was a little made for Floyd because I’m hundred miles an hour. I fight like I've had Red Bull on my cornflakes but Amir Khan is a little bit more patient and his style might be more suited to Mayweather."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by amigomaster on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=acrobat;10953512]what a hype job Khan is ... dropped by Willie Limond.. Michael Gomez .. not to mention Breidis ... could not lace Floyd's gloves .... let's concentrate on the real deal FLOYD v PAC ... enough foreplay .. the 100…

Comment by Check on 08-06-2011

Khans footwork is still below average and he would walk into a shot and get kayoed like Rick. Khan really doesn't have a chance.

Comment by Makaaveli on 08-06-2011

[QUOTE=acrobat;10953512]what a hype job Khan is ... dropped by Willie Limond.. Michael Gomez .. not to mention Breidis ... could not lace Floyd's gloves .... let's concentrate on the real deal FLOYD v PAC ... enough foreplay .. the 100…

Comment by acrobat on 08-06-2011

what a hype job Khan is ... dropped by Willie Limond.. Michael Gomez .. not to mention Breidis ... could not lace Floyd's gloves .... let's concentrate on the real deal FLOYD v PAC ... enough foreplay .. the 100…

Comment by WESS on 08-06-2011

[QUOTE=switchsouthpaw;10950775]So who would you like to see Floyd fight, since you already think he beats everyone in Marvel Comics?[/QUOTE] Martinez Berto when he was a Champion Kirkland before he was beat. PWILL before he was beat by Martinez or even…

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