Amir Khan has once again thrown down the gauntlet to Floyd Mayweather by saying that his speed would trouble the undefeated Light Middleweight champion.
Khan has spoken before about how Mayweather would be a dream opponent but in speaking to The Telegraph, the Bolton boxer knows that a win over Devon Alexander would give him the best shot at making that dream a reality.
“We are the superstars of boxing," he claimed, "once I have got Devon Alexander out of the way, it will be Mayweather for me, fingers crossed. He is an amazing tactician but I know my speed will count against him – that is something I believe in 100 per cent."
“All the fighters who meet Floyd rely on their power, and although he is an amazing fighter, you have to fight him at his own game. You have to treat it like a chess game. You have to use your speed. He needs to fight someone as quick as him and I know that I am quicker than him.
"I met Floyd here at the weigh-in and he said that I was a great fighter. I want to fight him because he is a great fighter and I want to fight the best there is out there. Beating him would make me the best fighter on the planet. I am not saying I will knock him out but I have the speed to overcome him.”
Khan was attendance for Mayweather's systematic breakdown of Saul Alvarez but with not too many potential opponents left for Mayweather, and his want of big money fights, he knows that a fight between himself and Khan could draw big in the US and UK.
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