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.