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Khan has work to do before any Floyd challenge

Phil Jay 30/04/2011

Olympic silver medallist Amir “King” Khan has once again been mentioned in the same sentence as Floyd “Money” Mayweather for a possible bout in the coming months, but in my eyes there would be only one winner if they met anytime before 2013.

After his showing against Marcos Maidana last December, The WBA 140lb champion has gone up a few notches on the pound for pound ladder, but it was a fight that Khan had to take, as there were too many question marks over the Briton’s chin and he answered them well. His title defence against Paul McCloskey last month though is another indication of some inexperience on Khan’s part.

Now the Bolton fighter is linked with taking on the fighter many believe is the best fighter on the planet sometime in the future, but I think he needs at least a couple more fights against top, top fighters before he would even be ready to step in the same ring as the “Pretty Boy.”

Mayweather, 34, has shown time and time again against the best fighters out there that he can dominate any man he faces, with world champions like, Diego Corrales, Zab Judah, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez and Shane Mosley all made to look ordinary by Mayweather.

The 24 year-old would have to start making some the pretenders in 140lb and 147lb divisions look equally as ordinary if he wants to have any chance of overcoming the five-weight world champion, with the likes of Zab Judah, Lamont Peterson and Timothy Bradley, not in Mayweathers league.