Jones: Amir Khan Looked a Bit Scared of Being Hit

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former WBO super featherweight world champion Barry Jones had originally tabbed his countryman, Amir Khan, to create a lot of problems for WBC/WBO/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan is under consideration to face Mayweather on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After watching Khan's performance last month, when the Bolton fighter struggled to a twelve round unanimous decision over heavy underdog Chris Algieri, Jones has changed his opinion and he's picking Mayweather to beat him with ease. He felt Khan displayed some of his old flaws, like being hesitant in his actions because he was worried about the counters he would get in return.

"I thought Amir may cause Floyd a few problems with his speed, combination punching and height and reach. But after watching the Algieri fight and even though Amir boxed well and beat a very good but underrated kid in Algieri, he looked a little bit scared of getting hit again, something we haven’t seen for his last couple of brilliant performances prior to this. So now my revised opinion is that Mayweather bosses him with comfort," Jones told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VG_Addict on 06-13-2015

People act like Floyd can't be aggressive. He could press the action in the Mosley and Judah fights.

Comment by Southpaw93 on 06-13-2015

If floyd fights khan the way he usually fights opponents then he might lose a close decision, he has to pressure khan, and even then he will risk getting hit, and thats not something he is use to.

Comment by b00g13man on 06-13-2015

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;15784190]What Mayweather did to Judah after the first few rounds is exactly what he would do to Khan. Back him upand just beat his ass with sharp, accurate shots. Mayweather was able to come forward against guys like Canelo, Khan…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-13-2015

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;15782188]Khan always looks like that against bigger and heavier men He got the win thats all that matters Floyd will never be a pressure fighter, just like Khan, he doesn't enjoy getting hit. Floyd is a boxer not a brawler..Algieri…

Comment by JulianQ on 06-13-2015

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;15782188]Khan always looks like that against bigger and heavier men He got the win thats all that matters Floyd will never be a pressure fighter, just like Khan, he doesn't enjoy getting hit. Floyd is a boxer not a brawler..Algieri…

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