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Khan Explains Why He's Big Enough For Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

British star Amir "King" Khan (31-3, 19KOs) says he is more than a big enough name to take on WBC/WBO/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs)  on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather recently brushed Khan off when asked if he was willing to face the Bolton fighter in the fall. While he said in a few interviews that Khan's name did not have enough value, Mayweather named Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as his potential opponents for the upcoming Showtime pay-per-view. Mayweather claims the fight will be the final bout of his pro career.

"When Floyd said Amir Khan is not big enough to fight me...I'll give you an example [on why I'm big enough]. I'm the third biggest fighter on social media with 1.6 million followers and 3 million on Facebook and so. If you look at my last fight [with Chris Algieri in May], which matters more than anything because Floyd wants the pay-per-view buys. The fight was on Spike TV and had the biggest rating in the last eight years [peak rating for a boxing match on a Friday night]," Khan told BoxingScene.com/Be Real TV.

"And it was up against a big ice hockey game in the same state as well [NHL playoffs between New York and Tampa Bay]. If you look at the venue, it was a full, packed venue. A lot of fans bought tickets to watch me fight. Paulie Malignaggi was supposed to fight that  night. He pulled out and they thought it would affect ticket sales but it didn't."

"When Floyd says I'm not big enough....I'm bigger than Maidana and I beat him and Floyd fought him twice. I'm bigger than Ortiz, Judah. I'm bigger than Guerrero. All these guys he fought, I'm a bigger name than them. Not only do I bring American fans to the table I also bring the UK fans, and the UAE fans, Asia, the population of India, Pakistan. We bring a lot to the table. Floyd is not known in that part of the world but I'll bring that to the table."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VG_Addict on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=FLYBOY;15834576]Obviously. I said market "potential". You live in Asia and you don't know what South Asia is? Where did the Chinese fighter's mention come from? Obviously you don't know your geography. LOL. I never said Khan was the biggest name…

Comment by wlliam on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=FLYBOY;15834460]Of course it does. It shows a potential market size. Go to school.[/QUOTE] No it doesnt :lol1: And those populations especially dont translate to "Khan followers" :pat: Nice try though...im sure those #s looked solid to some

Comment by LacedUp on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=ussy;15834637]I'm sure he knows himself that's bull**** but he has to try his best to secure the fight so can't blame him for saying that. In the UK and US he's probably right there are quite a few that would…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 06-30-2015

I'd bet all my e-points Mayweather doesn't choose Khan. There's no focking reason that betters him over anyone else. Mayweather isn't choosing legacy or simply the most cash. He's a reward-risk fighter at this point in his career. He could…

Comment by ussy on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=LacedUp;15834624]According to Khan Pakistan will buy millions of PPVs.[/QUOTE] I'm sure he knows himself that's bull**** but he has to try his best to secure the fight so can't blame him for saying that. In the UK and US he's…

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