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Khan: Mayweather Picked The Easier Option on May 2

By Edward Chaykovsky

British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) says he was very close to reaching a deal with Manny Pacquiao - before the Filipino star reached an agreement to face WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs) on May 2nd.

A few months ago, Khan and Pacquiao met face to face in London and discussed the possibility of a fight. Khan was trying to get in the ring with Mayweather, who turned the British boxer down. Pacquiao was open to facing Khan - if the Mayweather talks fell apart.

Khan told Bolton News: "We were close to making it happen before he got the Mayweather fight. We spoke to each other and I think it might have happened if Mayweather hadn’t said yes to Manny."

Mayweather won a twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He plans to return on September 12th at the same venue. Khan wants to face Mayweather in the fall.

"I think Mayweather saw his chance to fight Manny at the right time. We could all see it wasn’t the Manny we know that night. He was a bit short and not the same fighter he was a few years ago. Mayweather could have fought me or Manny and took the easier option," Khan said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Public_Enemy on 06-03-2015

You have to love Khan. He's so out of touch with reality. He's like a kid in an adult's body.

Comment by TooEasy on 06-03-2015

I guarantee Khan can't beat Floyd Mayweather Sr. or any of the Mayweathers let alone Mayweather Jr. He ate at least 25 right hands from Algierie. He'll eat 125 right hands from Floyd.

Comment by Snoop Frog on 06-03-2015

Khan should take a step up from Collazo and Algieri and fight Desert Storm or JMM to build up his resume. Problem is, I don't think he'd come close to beating an A- or A welterweight.

Comment by RetroSpeed05 on 06-03-2015

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Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 06-03-2015

Pac destroyed Algierie who just bullied you! Al Haymon please do the boxing world a great service and match Thurman vs chin please do us this one solid after Thurman beats Colazo please match these two NEXT fight so Thurman…

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