Floyd Mayweather Jr. has revealed that he does not have much knowledge of the career of former Olympic medalist Amir Khan.
36-year-old Mayweather, a five-division world champion often heralded as one of the most-skilled competitors ever to grace a boxing ring, could face Briton Khan in his next fight - with reports last week suggesting that the fighters' respective camps were close to agreeing a deal that would see the two go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas on May 3.
Such a deal is yet to be agreed, however, and the often controversial Mayweather - who improved his incredible unbeaten record to 45-0 following his victory over Mexican light-middleweight Saul Alvarez in September - has risked irking Khan with his recent comments.
"I really don't know too much about Amir Khan," the man often known simply as 'Money' told BoxingScene in an interview that was quoted by ESPN.
However, Mayweather did reserve something by way of a compliment for Khan, seemingly claiming that he is aware that the 27-year-old is something of a committed and resilient fighter.
"But I do know, every time out, the guy comes and fights. If he is the guy, then he's the guy [to fight next]. There's nothing I can do but go out there and execute the game plan and dedicate myself to the craft, which is boxing.
"I think he's a young, strong champion. I call these guys champions. I call them champions because even when they get knocked down they get back up and give it their best," he added.
Khan, a former darling of the British boxing scene whose popularity has fluctuated wildly in recent years, would surely earn a significant sum of money from any potential bout with one of the world's highest-earning athletes.
Whether he has the quality to put an abrupt halt to Mayweather's astonishing record, however, remains doubtful.