Amir Khan says the fact Floyd Mayweather is not a big puncher means there’s no way he can lose if they ever fought each other.
Mayweather is consistently being linked to a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, once again negating Khan’s attempts to land either. But the Briton is adamant his skill set makes him avoided in the current climate.
Khan cited his losses, all of which came by knockout barring a debated points reverse to Lamont Peterson, have only been due to solid shot landing on his chin.
With a return to form behind him, Khan is now hoping to land his biggest fish to date, whilst giving his opinion on Mayweather v Pacquiao taking place in 2019.
“I can’t see Mayweather coming back and fighting Pacquiao again,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Mayweather is just dangling that carrot and telling him to fight Broner. I just can’t see that fight happening again.
“Mayweather is a great champion and that’s another fight I’d love to have – if he is coming back. I’d grab that fight with both hands.
“You know, Mayweather and Pacquiao are both global, big names. UK fans are obviously going to be disappointed (about delaying the Kell Brook fight) but I’d love to have those names on my record, then maybe a Kell Brook.
“We all know me beating a Mayweather or a Pacquiao is way bigger.”
On how he becomes the first boxer to beat Mayweather, Khan explained: “Mayweather is not a big puncher, he’s more of a boxer.
“A fight with him comes down to skill. But I know I’d out-skill any fighter you put me in a ring with.
“I’ve out-pointed the fighters I’ve been in with, but obviously got caught with a shot and knocked out. That’s the only time I’ve lost a fight.
“Other than that, I don’t think Mayweather can beat me with his power. It would be a big fight.
“I think Mayweather knows that, so it will never happen. I even won a poll with the public and it didn’t happen.
“Mayweather keeps talking about coming back and I’m here and ready to fight him. I’m ready to mix it up with him,” he stated.
Favorite to land Pacquiao before Mayweather came into play, Khan could miss out for the fourth time in his career.
Previously, Mayweather denied him the opportunity when facing Marcos Maidana twice and Andre Berto, whilst Pacquiao was linked before eventually battling Timothy Bradley again in April 2016.
Going on to headline in Las Vegas against Canelo Alvarez that same year, Khan unsuccessfully stepped up in weight and now intends to remain at welterweight.
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