Khan's Trainer: Amir Will Be Better With Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

Amir Khan (30-3, 19KOs) will only get better as he enters a fight with WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26KOs), according to the British star's trainer Virgil Hunter.

Khan made his welterweight debut in May 2014, winning a twelve round unanimous decision with three knockdowns over former WBA welterweight world champion Luis Collazo. He then came back in December to win a dominating twelve round decision over former two-division champion Devon Alexander.  

"I know he can be better and get better for a fight with Floyd, based off of what he showed the other night, certainly that’s a good thing leading into a fight with a fighter of Floyd’s ability, talent and skill. It’s a good introduction and a good prerequisite going into a fight with Floyd and he can’t help but build off of that," Hunter tells On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"As well as Amir performed in the Collazo fight, it was very obvious that in the Alexander fight that he had even grown past the Collazo fight. It would be safe to say that he’s got a lot in the closet that he can still take off the hanger and unveil, so to speak. His chances going into this fight would be very well represented and it manifests itself in a positive way."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-04-2015

Easy to see there's alotta Khan fans in the house. HA I've said for quite some time now that Khan and Pac are Floydie's 2 biggest challenges. And the chances of Floydie growing a set and taking on EITHER... let…

Comment by TLC8 on 01-03-2015

So tired of hear Khan & Co sell job. They think beating a deer in the headlights Alexander, they've done something. Devon froze with Bradley. He doesn't hurt anyone. Khan ducked Thurman, ducked Brook for years, never tried to redeem…

Comment by texasboi15 on 01-03-2015

Remember Mayweather had the poll to see if he'd fight Maidana or Khan? Didn't Khan win? Has to be frustrating to be that close..that close..down to the final now not even being on the Mayweather radar.

Comment by Gentblue on 01-03-2015

If Khan fought Devon in 2013 he would of fought Mayweather in May of last year. Khan should fight Brook, take his strap(if he can) then I'll say he deserves a Mayweather fight.

Comment by thack on 01-03-2015

The only thing Khan keeps in the closet 'so to speak' is a glass jaw that will come off the hanger when ever some one with a half decent dig clips it.I'm afraid Virgil is more of a chair leader…

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