Khan: My skills would prove too much for Floyd

It has been a long-running saga which has seen Amir Khan campaigning for a lucrative big money clash with the biggest name in the world of boxing, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Will they? won’t they? it is at least not for a want of trying on Khan’s part. Khan has once again taken to Twitter in an attempt to goad Mayweather into coming to the negotiations table.

Floyd Mayweather sent social media into raptures, when he uploaded a video of himself back in the gymnasium, working on the heavy bag and led many to suggest another potential comeback could be on the cards for the 5-weight world champion.

Khan started his series of tweets by informing fans, his long-awaited return to the ring is in the pipeline and he will be making his comeback at the age of 30 and it should perhaps be noted Khan turns 31 in December. “I know it’s been a year I’ve not fought due to hand surgery. I’m ready to make comeback at 30 years of age,”

“Say what you like Canelo was getting out-boxed. I was winning on cards. He had power and caught me with a huge right. That’s boxing. Mayweather doesn’t have the power.” Khan then went on to reflect on his brutal knockout loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and argued being caught cold by a knockout punch is simply ‘boxing’ but dismissed any notion, perhaps foolishly of that happening against Mayweather by ridiculing his lack of punch power

Khan further expanded on the problems he poses for ‘Money’ Mayweather and dissected the potential matchup as a ‘game of chess’ and argued the fact he has never been outboxed over a sustained period and that makes him a bad matchup in this scenario “In any fight, I’ve never been outboxed. A Mayweather-Khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed movement and accuracy will cause him problems.”

Khan’s tactics seem to be little more than a farfetched attempt to earn a mega payday with the sport’s number one attraction, at a stage of his career where many believe his best days are behind him. Years have passed since the idea of Khan vs Mayweather was first brought up. Given the fact the matchup is no longer as appealing or is being called for as it once was due to Khan coming off the back of such a resounding knockout loss and the fact if Mayweather considered a comeback there would be several other more lucrative propositions on the table for him, make the deal Khan craves very unlikely to come to fruition.


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