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Khan: You Want Floyd To Face Another Flat Footed Foe?

Amir Khan has set his sights on a showdown with Floyd Mayweather and would be happy to delay rematches with Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson in order to fight the pound-for-pound king.

Khan was at ringside in Las Vegas last weekend to see Mayweather stretch his perfect record to 44 wins from 44 outings following an impressive unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC welterweight title.

The Bolton fighter has been touted as a future opponent for the man widely regarded as the best fighter on the planet, while Mexico's WBC and WBA light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and IBF welterweight beltholder Devon Alexander are other options.

But Khan, who suffered back-to-back defeats against Peterson and Garcia in world light-welterweight title fights and has since bounced back with two wins, believes his style would give Mayweather several problems and so should be at the head of the queue.

The 26-year-old is therefore keen to move up to the 147lb division and challenge Mayweather, who said following his victory over Guerrero that he only intends to fight five more times as part of his multi-million dollar deal with TV network Showtime.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Khan said: "Mayweather may not be around for long. I want my shot. The worlds talking about the fight. Garcia, Peterson will be around till I'm around for rematches.

"(Zab) Judah caused big problems with speed and movement against Floyd for twelve rds. But Lasted 5 against me styles make fights.

"Garcia and Peterson will be around much longer than Floyd Mayweather in boxing. I will take rematches with both at 147.

"Styles make fights. So you saying you rather see Floyd with another opponent thts flat footed and slow who he can pick off when he likes?"

While Khan has proved himself as one of the most exciting fighters on the planet, his boasts are at odds with his last performance when he struggled to a dramatic points win over former lightweight champion Julio Diaz in an encounter he was expected to dominate.

He was put down in round four and teetered on the brink of further knockdowns in Sheffield last month, but bravely battled through to take his record to 28 wins and three defeats.

However, Khan, who was fighting at a career-heaviest 143lbs, hinted he may have been weight drained in his last few bouts and that fighting at a higher division would be better for him in the long run.

"My natural weight is 153 lbs. Never touched canvas at that weight. 140 I kill myself making it, I've been this weight since 2009," he added.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ma51f on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=tokon;13349994]as, no doubt, someone else will have already written, khan needs to actually [I]earn[/I] a shot with mayweather not just want it. two wins against handpicked, smaller, guys - one of which was an almighty struggle - just doesnt do…

Comment by tokon on 05-10-2013

as, no doubt, someone else will have already written, khan needs to actually [I]earn[/I] a shot with mayweather not just want it. two wins against handpicked, smaller, guys - one of which was an almighty struggle - just doesnt do…

Comment by ma51f on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=Prince Mongo;13349507]Kido, Thanks for the diversionary diatribe of garbage.Which I have come to expect from you. This started off with your silly childish reply to "Khan wants to make as much money as he can and eek out what he…

Comment by Prince Mongo on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=ma51f;13349377]I’m not too sure whether you are trolling or actually being serious but never-the-less I will rebuff each & every one of your points my son. 1. “Khan wants the Mayweather fight before Garcia/Peterson rematch” First point is Boxing is…

Comment by Supreme Being on 05-10-2013

KHAN vs MONEY MAY ....watch it in live stream

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