WBC Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan is pining for Floyd Mayweather to choose him as his next opponent following his stunning victory over Devon Alexander at the weekend.
Khan, who made Tuesday’s shortlist for WBN Fighter of the Year on the back of his wide points win in Las Vegas, is in no doubt that his performance warrants a shot at the pound for pound best and will await any potential contact from Mayweather in the coming weeks.
“We knew we had to make a statement at 147 pounds,” Khan said. “I was up against a very skilled fighter and I knew we couldn’t make any mistakes. I’m the best boxer with the quickest hands in the world and I think this was one of my best performances.
“I’m getting better as I’m getting older. I have the best jab in the business and my speed causes a lot of problems for guys.”
“I really believe I earned my shot against the best fighter in the world, which is Floyd Mayweather. I believe he’ll have problems with my speed, movement and accuracy. I’m going to leave it to my team and let’s hope we get that fight,” he added.
The 28 year-old has enjoyed one of the best year’s of his career since moving up to 147lbs, with triumphs over two ex-world champions in Luis Collazo and Alexander propelling Khan towards a place in the WBN P4P Top 10.
Bolton-based Khan has also been linked to an IBF title shot at compatriot Kell Brook, possibly at Wembley Stadium in the summer if the Mayweather fight fails to materialize, something that should be a viable option once the dust settles on his latest win.
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