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Floyd Mayweather cherry-picks opponents - Khan

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Bolton-born boxer Amir Khan believes world champion Floyd Mayweather only chooses opponents he feels he can defeat.

Khan, along with Marcos Maidana, are currently under consideration for a potential Las Vegas bout. Mayweather is yet to announce his decision, and feels the undefeated boxer tries to avoid those who could potentially defeat him:

"If you look at his last three or four fights … all of them are slow, with no footwork, one-dimensional fighters,” he told The National. “He cherry-picks them, to make himself look good.”

Mayweather is yet to face Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, two of the world's top welterweight boxers.

Khan stipulates that the 36-year-old is nowhere near the level he displayed a few years ago at the peak of his career.

He continued: “Floyd is not the same fighter as he was three or four years ago. That’s why he picks slow fighters, because he doesn’t have the same movement as he used to."

Many have already written of the 27-year-old Britain, but Khan believes he deserves a chance to show what he can do in the ring.

“People say I have no chance and I don’t deserve to be in the ring with Floyd,” he added.

“Why not? I'm fast. I'm quick. “I have an awkward footwork. Styles make fights, and I will show him style.

“I have been working very hard in camp on a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C on how to beat him," Khan added. "I mean, don’t get me wrong, he is a great fighter, but he has dodged two of the quickest fighters in the business (himself and Pacquiao) because he knows I can give him a headache.

Khan's has won his last two professional fights, knocking out American Carlos Molina, before defeating Julio Diaz last year on home soil.


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