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Rios: Khan is Very Fast, But Mayweather Will Catch Him

By Chris Robinson

The next opponent for Floyd Mayweather has yet to officially be announced.

At the moment both Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana see their names in the headlines on a constant basis due to their roles as Mayweather’s possible next foes.

Catching up with Maidana’s stable mate Brandon Rios during a recent swing through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif., he revealed why his Argentinean friend is the more ideal choice for Mayweather.

“I think Maidana is more interesting than Amir Khan because of the fact that Maidana comes to fight and he’s going to be on Floyd, breathing down his chest,” Rios stated.

Maidana’s stock is as high as ever following his entertaining upset over Adrien Broner in San Antonio this past December that netted him the WBA welterweight championship of the world.

Maidana dropped Broner twice in a wild fight as he marched towards a clear unanimous decision victory and Rios tipped his hat to ‘Chino’.

“Like he did to Broner,” said Rios. “And everybody thought Broner was the next Floyd and Maidana shut that out of the water. I think it will be a great fight; him and Maidana.”

Rios sees a completely different scenario if Khan were to land the fight, however.

“Floyd would catch him eventually,” Rios explained. “Floyd’s one of the best technicians out of all. He’s very smart and I think Floyd would tag him a couple times and I think Floyd might even drop Amir Khan.”

Rios isn’t buying into the notion that the British star’s range and speed could present Floyd with a look he isn’t familiar with.

“I don’t think so,” Rios stated. “Because sometimes Amir Khan, he steps on his own toes sometimes. He comes in too quick. He’s too quick, too aggressive, and sometimes he leaves himself open when he throws a lot of punches.

“He’s very fast, yes, I give Amir Khan that, but sometimes he’ll jump in and Mayweather’s one of the best counter punchers,” Rios added. “One of the best boxers out there and I think he’ll catch him with something.”

>>>>Dulorme on Maidana-Mayweather<<<<>>>>Robert Garcia on Maidana-Mayweather<<<<

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by shutup&box on 02-12-2014

We all know pretty boy aint ever going to fight pac, so stop bitxhing about it! We all know pretty boy will pick opponents that he knows will NOT beat him, so stop bitxhing about it. THE ONLY way we…

Comment by met man on 02-12-2014

We all know it is no contest...May should be ashamed to be even fight Khan...let's get this over with and hope Pac can get past a really tough Bradley and see the fight we have all been waiting for.....

Comment by MindBat on 02-12-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14226747]Mayweather doesn't have to catch Khan. He can sit right where he is and blast Khan at range.[/QUOTE] Khan is not Rios. Floyd will have to work a little harder to tag Khan 'cause Khan will likely be riding his…

Comment by Muscles72 on 02-11-2014

I see Amir Khan getting stopped way early he's good and all but he gets carelessly aggressive it might work with other fighters but Floyd is the best I know khan won against maidana but that fight could've gone either…

Comment by NachoMan on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14225583]Mayweather hasn't knocked anyone out in 6 YEARS. KEEP DREAMING LADIES.[/QUOTE] Unless you really count the Ortiz fight. Yet for apparently 98% of the posters on this site, Mayweather-Khan can [U][B]ONLY [/B][/U]end by a career-ending KO of Khan. It's as…

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