WBA super world light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan, seems pretty certain he’ll be victorious in his next fight against WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia, and he’s already considering future opponents. Khan still wants a piece of WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, and he thinks the sports’ pound-for-pound king is ripe for a loss.
“This is my chance to prove once and for all that I’m the best in the division,” Khan said. “Styles make fights. I know Mayweather’s fought other styles and has looked so good against them, but he’s never fought anyone with my style, someone young, hungry, fit and strong who can punch. … I know I will cause Mayweather problems. He’s getting older and slower now. It’s the best time to catch him. I really believe I do have the style to beat him. … One of the reasons I want to move up to 147lbs is to fight Mayweather and it’s not about the money, it’s about me knowing I can beat the guy and be the next guy at the top, the next pound-for-pound champion.”
Given how things went for Amir Khan in his Dec. 10 fight against Lamont Peterson, it’s a little shocking to hear him talking about future matchups less than 24 hours away from his title clash against Garcia. He made the mistake of overlooking Peterson last December, and it cost him his WBA title for a while. Fortunately for Amir, Peterson admitted to taking testosterone pallets prior to their December bout, and the fight between the two was ruled a no-contest (Khan’s belt was recently returned to him).
Even though I like Khan’s chances of emerging victorious against Garcia, he might find himself in trouble if he isn’t completely focused.
As far as a potential fight against Mayweather is concerned, I don’t even think it’ll be a competitive bout, but it’ll be a good tune-up fight for “Money.”
Boxingscene.com, “Khan: Mayweather Older, Slower Now – I Can Beat Him!”
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.