Khan pines for Mayweather fight, aims to ‘make them old legs move’

Phil Jay 29/10/2013

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has opened up on a possible May 2014 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr after admitting that a fight with the pound for pound king is something he craves.

The 26 year-old from Bolton, who announced this week that he is set to become a father for the first time, has long been linked to a big money Las Vegas clash with Mayweather and has now spoken for the first time about how he would approach any potential bout.

“With Floyd Mayweather, if you’re going to be a puncher, you’re going to walk towards him and you’re going to walk into his shots,” Khan told Fox Sports 1.

“To fight Floyd Mayweather, you have to box him at his own game. You have to box him. You have to use speed, good footwork. Make them old legs move.”

‘King’ Khan was due to challenge Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight belt in December, although is thought to have turned down the fight once there was an inkling that ‘Money’ Mayweather would consider the Briton as his next opponent.

“I would love the fight,” said Khan. “It would be an amazing fight. It’s a fight I’ve always wanted.”        

“We’re still working on a few things. We were looking at a fight against Devon Alexander. That fell through.

“There’s a lot of talk about the Mayweather fight happening, but at the moment, I’ve left it up to my team and Golden Boy,” he added.

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