British boxer Amri Khan has this week continued his one-man crusade to goad Floyd Mayweather back into the ring for one last fight.
The Bolton native, speaking to The Boxing News (via Bleacher Report), claims that Mayweather "chickened out" of fighting him before calling time on his career last month.
The US fighter, of course, retired in September after a comfortable victory over Andre Berto saw him extend his undefeated run to 49-0. Many, though, feel he should have tested himself against a tougher opponents, such as Khan.
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"I wanted the Floyd Mayweather fight. Floyd in a way he chickened out, he didn’t give me the fight," said Khan.
"Three years he was saying he was going to give me the fight, then he didn’t give me the fight."
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The Brit has been borderline obsessed with getting in the ring with Mayweather for years now, and clearly isn't going to let his rival's retirement stop him talking up a potential fight.
"Mayweather’s very beatable," Khan explained in the same interview.
"If you look at when he fought against Berto. He was making a few mistakes, he was getting caught a lot, and something I’ve never seen before."
Too good to fight
While Khan's latest comments are surely aimed at igniting Floyd Mayweather's desire to put on the gloves again, he may have actually pinpointed exactly why such a high-profile bout will never happen.
If Khan is right, and Mayweather was showing signs of his poor form in his last fight, the veteran, 38 at the time of his last fight and a millionaire hundreds of times over, has no reason to put his undefeated status on the line against a fighter who could legitimately cause him problems.
Unfortunately for Khan, his rise up the boxing standings in recent years coincided with Mayweather searching for easier opponents that would allow him to walk away from the ring unbeaten.
Now that he has done that, it will likely take more than being called a "chicken" to convince him to reverse the decision.
Boxing fans: Would Amir Khan beat Floyd Mayweather if they fought now? Have your say in the comments below...
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