Amir Khan Reveals Surprising Cause Mayweather Struggle By no means Occurred – Boxing Social

By | March 11, 2023

Written by Danny Gilfillan on third September 2022.
Amir Khan has make clear the explanation that an enormous cash combat with former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather by no means materialised.
The Bolton boxer had been recurringly linked to a combat with Mayweather within the early 2010s when the 2 have been amongst the elite of the welterweight division, however in the end, they might by no means share a hoop.
Talking to former Manchester United captain Gary Neville on The Overlap, Khan revealed {that a} contract to face Mayweather had truly been signed, however the American pulled the plug on the final hour – attributable to Khan asserting the combat earlier than him.
“Me and him (Mayweather) have been presupposed to combat. I signed all of the contracts, the whole lot was negotiated and signed off.
Why didn’t it occur? As a result of I introduced it first earlier than him – are you able to consider that?
He wished to be the person to announce the combat, however as a result of I introduced it he stated ‘look I’m not preventing you’
He believes in his personal ego a lot that no person can announce one thing earlier than him.”
Dealing with Mayweather would have little question been a profession excessive payday for Khan, so it’s maybe unsurprising the collapse of the combat leaves a considerably bitter style, particularly as Khan believes he would have overwhelmed Mayweather when each fighters have been of their prime:
“I’d have overwhelmed him. Actually, I beat Mayweather if I used to be in my prime and he was in his prime.”
Though the Mayweather combat by no means materialised for Khan, the previous unified world champion nonetheless had a bunch of giant fights in America, taking up the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Zab Judah and Marcos Maidana.
Mayweather ended his skilled profession with a document of 50-0, however has competed in varied exhibition bouts since retirement. The most recent of those will happen on September 28th, when he’ll field Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.
Khan, who introduced his personal retirement after a stoppage defeat to Kell Brook in February of this 12 months, has himself expressed an curiosity in dealing with Mayweather in an exhibition combat sooner or later.
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Originally posted 2022-10-01 15:34:37.

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