Khan: I'll Face Mayweather When I'm 100% Sure I'll Win

by Chris LaBate

WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Amir Khan is not going to rush a potential mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fresh from his knockout victory over Zab Judah, the British star is planning to return in the month of December, in the United States, with the winner of Erik Morales-Jorge Barrios as the likely opponent.

After his bout in December, Khan plans to move to the welterweight division in early 2012, but Mayweather, who faces WBC champ Victor Ortiz on September 17, is not going to be his first opponent. Before facing Mayweather, he wants to correct a few minor mistakes with his trainer Freddie Roach. At this moment, Khan views the fight as a 50-50 proposition, but he wants to face Mayweather when he's 100% sure of victory.

"There are a lot of little improvements that we need to make. Maybe slowing down a little bit, not making mistakes, and maybe cleaning up the defense and not lunging in with big shots. I'm just going to sit down with Freddie [Roach] and watch the tapes and he'll tell me what I did right and what I did wrong. And when the fight comes with Mayweather, hopefully everything will be perfect and I'll have more experience," Khan said.

"I'm not saying that I'm not in the same class. I want to be 100% ready and 100% confident and I want to walk in the fight and be 100% sure that I can beat him. Right now it's 50-50 fight in my mind that I can beat him but I want to be 100% sure that I can beat him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Froghead99 on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=micky1971;10933847]he would not win. period. he is s.h.i.t. period. his mum is a slag. period. his dad is a f.a.g.g.o.t. period. his sister gives out to all the entourage while he is crying in the he is clearly living…

Comment by micky1971 on 08-02-2011

he would not win. period. he is s.h.i.t. period. his mum is a slag. period. his dad is a f.a.g.g.o.t. period. his sister gives out to all the entourage while he is crying in the he is clearly living…

Comment by bhp0101 on 08-02-2011

" If Prescott wins, I hope Amir mans up and avenges his lone loss before he moves up to 147. A true champ would want to avenge a 53-second blowout. ” --winglessbird2 on the prospect of Breidis Prescott beating Paul…

Comment by -Kev- on 08-01-2011

"You have to know the best time to have these big fights in your career. If you look at Oscar De La Hoya, he fought all the best fighters when they were on the way downhill, and not at their…

Comment by ..David.. on 08-01-2011

So... never ?

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