Champion Khan wants Mayweather showdown


‘If I keep training well then it’s possible’, says Bolton ace

TRIUMPHANT Amir Khan flew back into Britain with one thing on his mind – Floyd Mayweather Jnr!

The Bolton star produced one of his greatest victories in Las Vegas against hard-hitting Marcos Maidana, securing a unanimous points decision to retain the WBA light-welterweight title.

His performance was hailed across Britain, with Khan himself proclaiming post-fight he had silenced his doubters.

Now talk has moved to Khan’s future opponents, and there’s only one name on the horizon.

Speaking following his return to Britain Khan said: “There’s talk of big fights for me towards the end of the year. Someone like Mayweather. If I keep training well then it’s possible. I want to unify the division.

“I took a lot of big shots. I’ve faced a tough opponent who is in the top three in the world. People know I’ve got heart.”

Khan isn’t the only one throwing the Mayweather name into the ring.

Trainer Freddie Roach believes Khan can take on Mayweather but not just yet.

“We need another fight at 140 pounds to make sure he looks good and stop making the mistakes he made,” Roach told Radio Five Live.

“It could happen. If he cleans up the 140 pound division and goes to 147, Mayweather won’t fight Pacquiao but maybe he will fight Amir Khan.

“It would be a fight I would welcome.”


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