IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander has branded Amir Khan as ‘delusional’ after the Bolton-born fighter stated he would beat him before challenging Floyd Mayweather.
Khan has repeatedly stated his belief that beating Alexander would take him a step closer to his dream of matching up with pound-for-pound king Mayweather, but Alexander sees the prospect as ridiculous.
“Khan is dreaming if he thinks he can beat me and to even think he is going to fight Floyd by beating me is disrespectful," he told Boxingscene.com. "The guy is delusional and has big dreams but his skill and chin cannot take him there.”
Khan is keen to move up to the 147 pound division, where the likes of Mayweather and former stable-mate Manny Pacquiao are to be found, but unexpected losses against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia put those plans on hold.
Alexander was forced out of fighting for a while after injuring his hand during his May 18 stoppage of Lee Purdy. It seems though that as soon as he returns to the gym, his sole interest is in fighting Khan.
He went on to say: “I’m ready to fight Khan any day, any time. All I need is for my hand to heal and it’s on.”
Khan, who has bounced back from his defeats to Peterson and Garcia with two recent victories, has yet to name is next opponent but is expected to fight later this year.
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