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Jun
2019

EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan sees one outcome for Mayweather v Pacquiao II

World Boxing News 18/05/2019
Khan

📷 Mikey Williams

British welterweight Amir Khan has aired his views on a potential rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

As hopes fade of the pair ever facing each other in the ring for a second time, Khan believes Pacquiao would be on a hiding to nothing anyway.

Khan, who himself has been linked to a battle with Pacquiao, says Mayweather would have too much for the Filipino, as he did in 2015.

“I think if they fight Floyd beats Manny all day again,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Floyd just has an amazing I.Q. An I.Q where he’s so smart in the ring. Like Floyd, Terence Crawford is similar and I believe either of those two would both outbox Manny Pacquiao.

“Right now, I think Crawford is the best welterweight so if he fought Mayweather that would be a great fight.

“Stylistically, that would have been a brilliant fight.”


PACQUIAO v THURMAN

Recently discussing Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with Keith Thurman with WBN, Khan does, however, see the ‘Pacman’ defeating Thurman.

“I think Manny Pacquiao v Keith Thurman is a good fight. For me, I just don’t feel Keith Thurman has got it in him anymore,” said Khan.

“I mean his last performance – I’m just trying to compare what Keith Thurman did against Josesito Lopez to what Manny Pacquiao did against Adrien Broner.

“What would Manny Pacquiao have done to Josesito Lopez?

“I just think Keith doesn’t have it in him. I’m not sure what lifestyle he lives outside of the ring or whether being out of the ring so long has affected him.

“It’s hard to say, but I just feel Manny would have too much for him,” he added.

Pacquiao v Thurman has been set for July 20, possibly in Las Vegas. A press tour takes place in New York and Los Angeles in the near future.

For Khan, a decision on his next move will be made following the completion of Ramadan.

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