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Amir Khan: I'm Going To Be The Next Floyd Mayweather

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN wants Floyd Mayweather's crown as pound-for-pound king - whether he fights him or not.

The Bolton welterweight is desperate to face the undefeated American in September.

Mayweather, 38, claims he will retire after his 49th fight but many believe he will carry on to beat Rocky Marciano's unbeaten record which stands at 49.

Khan, 28, wants a shot at Mayweather before he hangs up his gloves as he believes he can beat him.

But he is confident he can reign as the new pound-for-pound king even if he doesn't get his chance against the self-proclaimed 'Best Ever'.

He said: "I'm going to be the next Floyd Mayweather whether I fight him or not. That's right.

"The pound-for-pound title means everything and I think fighting towards that is definitely the aim.

"All eyes will be on the welterweight division so it's about going for that now.

"I think it's all about fighting for that pound-for-pound title that he would leave behind.

"The welterweight division is the one that everyone talks about and there will still be hype when Mayweather leaves.

"People want to see who the next Mayweather's going to be, who the guy is who is going to take that position."

Khan has been accused of just chasing the money that comes from facing Mayweather as he would be expected to earn more than £10m for the fight.

But he insists it is all about taking on the big names in boxing as he delivered another blow to Brit rival and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

He added: "The only fights that will get me to that position is not beating a Brook but beating the likes of Keith Thurman, Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao.

"These are the names that are going to leave you a legacy and that's what I want to do.

"For me now it's not the money or titles. It's more about fighting the big names in boxing, I swear it's not the money now."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 06-09-2015

[IMG]https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1yYjyzjUZ0qhJU-Y3WicAxYlyfw=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/2544310/prescott_knockout.0.gif[/IMG] [IMG]https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bvyKNEFqFFuQtj4k_VrsNi3FRnQ=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/2544578/garcia_knockdown_1.0.gif[/IMG] Uh...No You Won't! However not to be all negative, I do think Khan can beat many Welterweights like Shawn Porter, Adrien Broner, Robert Guerrero, Brandon Rios, Bundu, Sadama Ali and guys like that right now. But I think…

Comment by Wicky on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=thack;15774051]LIKE listening to a ten year old.......difference being , you'd smile with hope , with Khan it's just ridiculous and [B]the only hope is him being sparked very soon[/B].[/QUOTE] Hope's not required. There's nothing more certain... just a matter of…

Comment by Too_Slick on 06-09-2015

Easily in the top 10 dumbest statements I have ever heard out of a human beings mouth, watch this sucka get knocked out next fight.

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 06-09-2015

Khan is a jack ass!!! Wtf is wrong with him???

Comment by thack on 06-09-2015

LIKE listening to a ten year old.......difference being , you'd smile with hope , with Khan it's just ridiculous and the only hope is him being sparked very soon.

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