Amir Khan is optimistic that he can outshine Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 3 - despite the fact his fight is only on the undercard.
The 27-year-old will make his debut at welterweight when he steps into the ring to fight American boxer Luis Collazo just before Mayweather goes head-to-head with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana in the showpiece bout of the night.
However, Khan believes that his fight will make headlines because it’s competitive, unlike the Mayweather-Maidana bout, or the other fight on the undercard between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina.
"I want the world to see me putting the pressure on with a good performance. I want to steal the show," the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion told reporters.
"With the styles me and Collazo have, we can definitely do that because both of us will come to fight and it's a genuine bout that can go either way if I am not at the top of my game.
"Adrien Broner is also on the bill, but he will walk through his opponent Carlos Molina. And is there anyone out there who really fancies Maidana to beat Mayweather in what is the top of the bill?"
Khan was left disappointed after Mayweather overlooked him in favour of Maidana for his next big-money fight. However, the British boxer is confident that a good showing on May 3 will convince the undefeated WBC welterweight champion to take on Khan before he retires.
"Fans know my bout is genuinely competitive. They know I am willing to face anyone at any time and that I don't swerve anything," Khan added. "By showing my skill and strengths, I believe it can force Mayweather to finally fight me near the end of his career because it will be a fight that fans call for."
As well as a future fight with Khan, boxing fans also hope that 37-year-old Mayweather will go head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao, who recently beat Timothy Bradley, before he hangs up his gloves.
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