Khan to Mayweather: Let’s get it on Floyd, speed v speed!
Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has been thrust into the spotlight of a potential clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the immediate aftermath of the pound for poud king’s victory over Saul Alvarez.
The 26 year-old, who is in talks to fight Devon Alexander for the 147lb title in December, was mentioned by Floyd Mayweather Sr. as first choice for his son’s next outing, possibly next May, and Khan is receptive to the idea.
“Floyd Sr wants his son to face me. Lets get it on. I’ve never turned down any fight, (it will be) speed v speed,” said Khan, who beat Julio Diaz last time out in April.
Mayweather, 36, cemented his place as the one of the best fighters of all time with his dominant win over Mexican superstar Alvarez at the MGM Grand at the weekend and is now taking a well-earned break before his next fight in the spring of 2014.
Other potential opponents in the frame include co-feature winner from Las Vegas, Danny Garcia and whoever comes out on top in the much-touted December 14 world title bout between Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana.
Which ever fighter claims to coveted pay-day to face Mayweather next faces a mammoth task to knock the American off his perch as ‘Money’ shows no signs of slowing down or deteriorating and just seems to get better with every passing year.