Khan Still Lobbying for MegaFight Against MayweatherWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Khan believes he'll be 'Money' against Mayweather.
WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) fully expects to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (41-0, 25 KOs) after 'King Khan' moves up to welterweight in 2012 after one or two more fights at 140 lbs.
Khan, 24, appears to be, once again, on track to fight WBO champion Timothy Bradley after the pair's original fight fell through. If this fight happens, the winner will be universally-recognized as the best fighter in the jr welterweight in the division and one of the top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
"If you are going to be the best, you have to fight the best," Khan told UK tabloid The Daily Mirror.
"I want to fight at the elite level to show people how good I am and I have the tools to beat Mayweather.
"I'm faster than him and I have a better punch, but he is technically brilliant and very smart.
"Those qualities will come to me in time, especially as I have the best trainer in the world in Freddie Roach. I think Mayweather will happen in 2012.
"But there will never be a fight between Manny and me. We respect each other too much. It just wouldn't feel right."
The truth is, regarding a Pacquiao vs Khan fight, both men have the same trainer (Freddie Roach) so it will never happen unless one of the fighters replaces Roach with another trainer.
Khan's biggest fight, by far, is a megabout against Floyd Mayweather, Jr and both men want the fight to happen at some point. Floyd Mayweather has expressed his intention to fight in the UK in front of his 'favorite fans in the world.'
A 2012 superfight would give the 34 year old boxing legend an opportunity to do something he's never done in his fifteen year career - fight outside the United States. Mayweather is currently in training to face WBC champion Victor Ortiz in September, after which, he could meet Manny Pacquiao. Regardless of whether Mayweather wins or losses to Pacquiao, its likely he'll face Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) in England sometime next year as long as Khan remains unbeaten from now until then.
Expect Khan to fight Erik Morales, Kell Brook or Timothy Bradley (or some combination thereof) before his possible UK showdown with 'Money' Mayweather.
"I always said I wanted a big fight in England," said Khan.
"I want to bring the big fights back to this country. The Floyd Mayweather fight would be one of those.