Amir Khan reveals he told Floyd Mayweather he was waiting for a big fight between them … and believes he could have defeated the legendary unbeaten champion by ‘boxing him in his own game’
- Amir Khan told Floyd Mayweather that he is waiting for him to fight
- The pair met at a WBC convention in 2018, but hugged and spoke respectfully
- Mayweather will return to action in 2020 after being announced on social media
- Khan set out his plan to defeat the world’s largest pound-by-pound fighter
Amir Khan revealed the details of a conversation he had with Floyd Mayweather and explained how he intended to defeat the greatest British fighter in the world.
Bolton boxer Khan has long been behind a fight with the former five-time world champion, telling Mayweather face to face that he is waiting for a big match between them.
Khan did reveal how they got up close and personal, cuddling up at a WBC convention in Miami in 2018, and that the American told him he was looking for a “ dance partner. ”
Amir Khan reveals that he told Floyd Mayweather that he was waiting for a big fight between them
Khan believes he could beat the legendary unbeaten champion
Mayweather spoke to Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom at the 2018 WBC convention
“I met Mayweather at a WBC conference in Miami in 2018,” said Khan Sky Sports News. “We spoke. He was very respectful; he hugged me.
Mayweather is a funny character. He’s one of those guys who wants to choose who he fights and be the boss and the main head. But when I met him in person, he was a different man.
“He said hello to me and my wife and my team and took photos.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S COMEBACK’S
2007: Mayweather retired after defeating Oscar De La Hoya, making a total of £ 20 million. Six months later, he returned to record with Ricky Hatton. After knocking him out, Mayweather took the time to focus on his businesses.
2009: Mayweather returned to the ring after two years to defeat Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez
2015: After beating Andre Berto and setting his record at 49-0, Mayweather retires again
2017: In a shocking return, Mayweather returned to defeat UFC star Conor McGregor in a crossover match, making a total of £ 300 million and reaching 50-0.
2019: After retiring again, Mayweather announced on his social media that he is “ retiring in 2020 ” for a “ spectacular event. ”
“We never talked about why it didn’t happen between us.
“He said,” Amir, I need a dance partner! ‘
“I said,” Yo Floyd, it’s me waiting for you! ‘
The former two-time world champion of Great Britain has done everything to prove that he is worthy of that mega battle with Mayweather, but the duo have yet to face each other.
Mayweather, who has not had a professional fight since defeating Conor McGregor in August 2017, has announced that he will return to the ring in 2020 for a ‘spectacular event’.
Khan, who became an Olympic silver medalist at the age of 17 and light welterweight world champion, is determined to fight the 43-year-old in the twilight of his career after never seeing ‘Money’ at its peak.
Khan has revealed how he would have shot down Mayweather if given the chance, “Every fight has a game plan. It would have been hit and moved before that fight. ‘
“It would have been a game of chess.
“Mayweather was hit and moved, so I would have packed it into his own game. That’s the way to beat him.
“Fighters who put pressure on him get caught themselves. I would have boxed him into his own game.
“The (Marcos) Maidanas, the Ricky Hattons tried to put him on his back foot, but that’s what he wants.
“A good boxer is the one who would have defeated Mayweather. I don’t know if I would have beaten him, but I would have tried very well. As a fighter I have always had confidence in myself. ‘
Floyd Mayweather faced UFC star Conor McGregor in his last boxing match in 2017
Mayweather is the former five-time world champion and has set a winning record of 50-0