Amir Khan: Floyd Mayweather doesn’t have the power, I’ll cause him problems

Mayweather’s training videos posted via his social media recently have led to several links to current contenders, although Khan’s call-out came from left field.

Khan has been out of action since a massive sixth-round knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez, with personal problems extending his absence.

The Briton is only just getting back to full-time training and hopes for warm-up fight in December, but that didn’t stop Khan from seeking out a chance against Mayweather in a potential 51st fight for the Pay-Per-View legend.

“I know it’s been a year I’ve not fought due to hand surgery. I’m ready to make comeback at 30 years of age,” said Khan.

“Say what you like Canelo was getting out-boxed. I was winning on cards. He had power and caught me with a huge right. That’s boxing. Mayweather doesn’t have the power.

“In any fight, I’ve never been outboxed. A Mayweather-Khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed movement and accuracy will cause him problems,” he added.

Mayweather v Khan would have been a solid fight around two years ago, although would be a hard sell at the moment unless the underdog puts together back-to-back wins against decent opposition in the meantime.