“I think the Mayweather fight has to happen if I beat Canelo,” says Khan


Amir Khan was looking to fight Floyd Mayweather last year, but the boxing legend didn’t give Khan a chance and ultimately retired with a perfect record of 49-0. Amir Khan afterwards stepped up to a catchweight of 155lbs to challenge Canelo Alvarez for the Mexican’s WBC middleweight crown in Las Vegas on Saturday.

According to Khan, there was no suitable opponent left for him in his previous weight category, which is why he had to change it.

Mayweather defeated Andre Berto in his final fight and ended a spotless career. However, the legend hinted that he can come out of retirement to complete his half century of undefeated bouts.

Khan said Mayweather will not have a capable opponent other than him to fight his 50th match if he beats Canelo on Saturday. “I think the Mayweather fight has to happen if I beat Canelo,” Khan told Sky Sports News.

He further said, “Styles make fights and I really believe a fight with Mayweather would be easier than a fight against Canelo.

“Canelo has got that physical strength whereas Mayweather would be like a game of chess.

“I’ve got a massive fight with Canelo in front of me and by winning this fight it would definitely take me on to the biggest fight of my career and a bigger one than the one I’m going to be facing on Saturday.”

Khan’s opponent on Saturday, has lost just one fight in his career and that too against Floyd Mayweather in 2013, he has a record of 46-1-1.

“This has to be one of the biggest fights of the year because everybody is talking about it,” said Amir Khan.

He went on to say, “You’ve got a puncher versus a boxer. You’ve got two different styles and you’ve got the whole world tuning in for this fight.

“Just walking the Strip and talking to people about the fight helps you understand what this fight is all about.”

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