Prince Naseem: Mayweather Sees Risk, Avoiding Khan

By Edward Chaykovsky

Hall of Famer Prince Naseem Hamed believes his good friend Amir Khan will do better against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than the last ten opponents who went up against the pound-for-pound king - including Manny Pacquiao.

Khan has been in line to face Mayweather on at least two occasions in the last two years. Presently, Khan once again finds himself in position to fight Mayweather for the WBO/WBC/WBA world titles on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

In the opinion of Hamed, Mayweather realizes that Khan presents a very risky fight and that's why he's been avoiding the matchup.

"I think Amir might give Mayweather a harder fight than his last 10 opponents because he's got fast hands and I would love Amir to win that fight. I think he's got a good chance and I think Floyd knows he's got a chance and that's why he's been avoiding it," Hamed told scribe Nick Parkinson.

"Floyd is older and you could see with what he's getting hit with in the fight with Marcos Maidana that he's getting older and believe me Amir is faster and better than Maidana. Amir did a better job on Maidana than Floyd did."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by //// on 06-10-2015

^ That's just it though. Floyd has a very low KO ratio and Khan has never been outboxed, only KO'd. Will Floyd probably win? Yes But is it still a more interesting fight than Floyd vs yet another reckless swarmer…

Comment by elfag on 06-10-2015

Khan has fought one guy in the last 5 years that could punch and he got KTFO. The rest of the last 5 years he has fought hand picked opponents with low KO ratios to avoid another loss. Mayweather has…

Comment by Box-Office on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;15775417]That doesnt matter, bar Prescott, nobody has had a easy night against Khan, no matter what level the comp was at, it's always a tough fight. Even Danny Garcia had to dig deep. Khans ofcourse is always one punch away…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=Elroy1;15772958]I'm convinced that Khan can only win by KO. Mayweather obviously saw the threat from Manny Pacquaio, lost (really) and then got given the win anyway! No doubt helped out by some "WELL INVESTED MONEY" ;) I've never seen a…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=wlliam;15775328]Ok so lets acknowledge Khans competition level will be a walk in the park for Floyd. Even if we apply the notion that stylez make fights, Floyd looks superb against high quality opponents while Khan makes 2nd tier fighters…

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