Amir Khan says he would beat Floyd Mayweather in title bout

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British-born boxer Amir Khan believes he could defeat the undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather if the two meet in the ring next year.

Floyd Mayweather has suggested that he would be up for a Wembley showdown in the future with a view to appeasing his UK fans. This statement came on the back of an awesome fight between Carl Froch and George Groves, and Mayweather is likely to have felt that buzz surrounding the fight and wanted it for himself and more.


The most likely scenario would still be a Las Vegas fight between the two, and Khan was speaking this week on Be Real TV when the topic of Mayweather came up. Amir, like always, was forthright with his views.

Even though Mayweather is of course undefeated, Khan insists there are plenty of weaknesses in Mayweather that he can exploit.


"I've been lucky. When it comes to boxing and skills, I think we've won every fight in that sense. It's been more about me making mistakes and getting caught that has cost me," he told Be Real TV.

"With someone like Floyd Mayweather, he's more of a boxer and has great boxing skills. Take nothing away from him he's a great fighter, but I always see something in him that I can beat.

"I've been watching videos of Floyd Mayweather for a long long time, and I see little mistakes that he makes that I can capitalise on. Styles make fights, and I really do believe that the style I have is something that I believe we give Floyd a lot of problems."

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Khan was a spectacular success during his amateur days and he picked an Olympic silver medal in 2004. In fact, Mayweather's amateur boxing record is nowhere near as good as Khan's, with five defeats.

But professional records are what's it's all about, and British boxer has lost three bouts down to a suspect chin.

You could arguably say that Khan has never been outboxed in his career, but his defeats have come down to been susceptible to knockout punches. Danny Garcia dominated the Khan in a fourth round win in 2012, knocking him down three times in the process.


But three straight wins by Khan - including one in LA and one in Vegas - have put him back on the global boxing map. Whilst his credibility has returned somewhat, he needs to fight the top dogs to completely prove his worth.

Although he won't be fighting Mayweather in the pound for pound king's next fight in September because of Ramadan, a fight next May is definitely a possibility.

Khan added during his interview that to move forward with his career he needs to fight boxers of the calibre of the great Mayweather. For the full interview see the video below and thanks to Be Real TV.

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