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Freddie Roach: Amir Khan won't fight Floyd Mayweather

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Amir Khan will not get his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao according to his former trainer Freddie Roach.

Khan has publicly challenged Mayweather over the last few years but Roach insists a showdown remains very unlikely as the ‘Money Man’ is choosing his opponents wisely as this stage of his career.

He told the Daily Mail: “It’s not going to happen, Floyd knows that Amir’s speed would trouble him. He is too careful with his choice of opponents to take that risk.

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“Floyd also knows he himself doesn’t possess the knock-out punch which would make him more certain of winning that fight.”

Roach has also ruled out any contest with current trainee Pacquiao and reveals the Filipino would regularly knock-out Khan when they would spar at his gym in Los Angeles.

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“Manny frequently put Amir on the floor, knocking him cold four or five times."

Khan is expecting a fight against either rival should he win his bout against Devon Alexander next month in Las Vegas. However Roach says he will try to convince Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum against taking Pacquiao to London.

Meanwhile Roach also has not ruled out Pacquiao taking on Mayweather in the future, a fight that has been talked about for the last five years.

‘Manny is the one really big threat. That’s why everyone has been wanting to see them fight for so long. And that is why this is the only fight which can raise enough money to get Floyd into the ring with someone truly dangerous.’

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Manny Pacquiao
Amir Kahn
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Floyd Mayweather

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