Khan: ‘Mayweather is talking about fighting me’

Posted on Jun 25, 2012

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan believes he is in top earner Floyd Mayweather’s sights as one of the few boxers that is still doing big TV and gate numbers.

Khan takes on Danny Garcia for the WBC title at in Las Vegas on July 14 in what the Bolton boxer has called his ‘last fight at 140lbs’ before moving up to the welterweight division to pursue a fight with the undefeated star.


‘This will be the last fight at 140lbs, then we will move on to bigger and better things,’ Khan told On The Ropes Boxing Radio. ‘In the world of boxing there are very few names that can sell tickets and can get big TV viewing figures now, and I'm sure Mayweather is already talking about fighting me.

‘It's about timing in this game and Mayweather has shown in his last fight that he's getting caught more. His feet have slowed down a lot, his defense is not like it used to be, and his upper body and lateral movement is not the same, but you can't take anything away from his cos he's a great fighter.


‘Miguel Cotto was maybe on his A game for that fight, he boxed really well so you can't say that Mayweather did not box well. Cotto boxing amazingly that's why he caught he caught Mayweather with some great shots.

‘I would love to take that fight against Mayweather one day, its an ambition of mine to fight the best out there. Just like every fighter's ambition to fight the best, my ambition is to fight Mayweather!’

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