Amir Khan has given his verdict on how a fight against former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather would have panned out, and has made no bones about the fact he believes he would have emerged victorious.
Speaking to Gary Neville on the former Manchester United captain’s YouTube series, The Overlap, Khan stated that he believed his much-heralded speed would have been too much for Mayweather.
“I’d have beaten him. Honestly, I beat Mayweather if I was in my prime and he was in his prime.”
“I’m going to get a lot of hate for this – but you have to believe in yourself.”
“I think stylistically my speed would have beaten his speed, my movement would have beaten his movement and he really wasn’t the biggest puncher in the game.”
“It would have been like a game of chess but I’d have outboxed him”
A clash with Mayweather was heavily touted for Khan in the early 2010s, but the opportunity – which would have almost certainly been a career high payday for the Bolton man – never arose.
Khan made the decision to hang up the gloves earlier this year, calling time on a glittering career that saw him win two world titles and have a host of huge fights on both sides of the Atlantic.
His last outing was in a long awaited grudge match with Kell Brook in February of this year, in which Khan was defeated via stoppage.