Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather have traded insults as Mayweather questions Khan’s inability to sell out his fights in the USA!
“Khan don’t really want that, not selling 2,500 tickets and having a bunch of giveaways. No, he don’t want that,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather seems to think that Khan is not a big enough draw to fight him.
But Khan fired back at Mayweather by questioning the drawing power of Mayweather’s next opponent, Victor Ortiz.
“I’m not a big enough draw to fight in 2012… and Victor Ortiz is right now?” Khan told BoxingScene.com.
“No disrespect to Victor Ortiz. He’s a great fighter and a very good friend, but he’s fought on my undercard twice,” Khan added.
Let the mind games begin!
Amir Khan says mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr at Wembley Stadium could happen within the next 12 months!
“I think every young fighter wants to fight the best out there and in this era Floyd is the best along with Manny Pacquiao,” Khan told Sky Sports News HD.
“I can’t fight Manny because we train together and we’re good friends but Floyd is a possibility, Floyd is a fight that – in the next 12 months – could happen.
“And to bring that fight to the UK – Floyd has said that he would want to fight in Wembley Stadium – what a huge fight that would be.”
“I’m sure with someone like Floyd and myself, it would be a sell-out.”
Amir Khan says he has the skills to beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather if they were to fight down the line.
Khan, 24, said: “I really think I’d do well against him. The next year will give me more experience and I think I’ve got the skills to beat him.
“Me and Manny Pacquiao will never fight each other but Mayweather is a name that I can fight.
“He’s been rated the best fighter pound-for-pound in the world for years and years.
“It’s a timing game and I think timing wise it will work out perfectly.”
Amir Khan’s promoters, Golden Boy, have unveiled of a four-bout programme for Amir Khan, culminating in a super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
Mayweather, America’s controversial candidate as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has already agreed in principle to a $100million showdown against Khan in the autumn of next year, assuming they both remain unbeaten.
There is a projected date of May 5 next year for Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao in the fight the world wants to see but Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer says: ‘We are confident Floyd beats Manny and that Amir will come through his three challenges.
‘I believe Amir is the best fighter in the UK now and is destined to become the next pound-for-pound king.’
Amir Khan meets Zab Judah in Las Vegas in a title unification fight on July 23.
Amir Khan has gone on record and said he want’s to follow the path and style of Manny Pacquiao compared to the flashy dashy career of Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
‘Look at Manny, he is a nice guy, modest and generous with everyone, especially those who come from poverty like himself.
‘Then you look at Floyd Mayweather, who is a great talent but has a bad personality. I don’t want to be known as a fighter like that. I want to be loved the way people love Manny.’ Khan told the Daily Mail.
We all look forward to Amir’s next fight with the undefeated Paul McCloskey in Manchester on April 16th.