Khan: Mayweather's Team Backed Out at Last Moment

By Edward Chaykovsky

British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) says his team was very close to securing a September fight with then WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs).

According to Khan, Mayweather and his team backed away from their discussions at the last minute. Instead, Mayweather finalized a deal with Khan's friend and stablemate, former champion Andre Berto.

Mayweather won an easy twelve round unanimous decision over Berto and then announced his retirement from the sport.

Khan had chased the fight for over two years and was under the impression that he was going to get the fight, but was overlooked. He was overlooked twice last year in favor of Marcos Maidana.

“He was scared of me, wasn’t he? We were this close to finalizing the fight. But his team backed out at the last moment. They knew that I would beat him. It was so disappointing. I could have knocked him out. It was such a shame that I didn’t get the opportunity,” Khan told Rediff of India.

Khan is now setting his sights on an early 2016 showdown with his friend and former sparring partner Manny Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FlatLine on 11-15-2015

[QUOTE=rasdun;16226108]This is one of the dumbest posts i ever read. He ducked Porter bf or after he beat him ???[/QUOTE] Duh, he ducked Porter before the Porter vs Alexander fight, just like he ducked Alexander so Porter ended up fighting…

Comment by FlatLine on 11-15-2015

[QUOTE=alexguiness;16225999]'Thigh vagina'...WTF Seriously, cut out the homophobic slurs. We are not in Syria - this is cyberspace, there is no recognized religion. You tool.[/QUOTE] What has Brook's sex-op gone wrong thigh-vagina got to do with homophobia, you easy-ass rent boy?

Comment by TITOS HOOK on 11-15-2015

Just the other day I said, "...hmmmmm, haven't heard from Amir Khan as of lately..talking about how he's going to fight Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey as soon as they sign the contract and stop ducking him...". And Voila! Here…

Comment by Unseen on 11-14-2015

[QUOTE=wlliam;16227151]same goddam tune!! Give it up Conjob!! You are NOT getn the Pac fight so u might as well announce ur fight with Lopez or Martinez...or rather ur next KO loss! We all saw how even the lightest hitn JrWW…

Comment by Unseen on 11-14-2015

As much as I didn't think Khan was gonna sell much, I knew Berto would be a relative flop. Khan at least has a chance to win 3 rounds early on

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