Amir Khan has always been very vocal he wants to fight undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. He even signed up with Mayweather’s management and promotional team headed by Al Haymon because he believes this will speed up things in making the Mayweather-Khan fight happen.
Imagine his disappointment when Mayweather only named Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as two potential opponents for his September 12 fight.
Khan said Mayweather would be making a big mistake and will surely mess up his own legacy if he chooses to fight an easy foe.
As reported by Boxing Scene, the British boxer said: “He wants to fight Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield. No disrespect to those two, because they’re good fighters and good friends of mine, too,” Khan said. “I think he’s messing his own legacy up.”
Mayfield is an up-and-coming fighter with 21 fights under his belt and a 19-2-1 win-loss-draw record, while Berto is a former two-time welterweight champion with a 30-3 win-loss record.
Khan emphasized that Mayweather should choose a really strong fighter.
“He needs to finish on a high. “What he’s probably going to do is leave the game on a low, and I think that’s the worst thing to do,” he said.
Khan even talked with Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and the latter said it would be an easy fight.
As a challenge, Khan said: “If it’d be so easy, then why not do it?”
In a previous interview on Sky Sports, Khan said he got under the skin of Mayweather Sr. when they talked about a possible Mayweather-Khan match.
“He knows I am the guy to maybe beat his son. He doesn’t like the fight between me and Floyd because he knows I could cause him big problems.” he said.
Even if Mayweather has not mentioned Khan as a potential opponent, Khan is still hopeful he will still get his wish of fighting Mayweather.
He revealed he will be leaving the issue to Al Haymon and if Mayweather wants a September 12 fight, he will be ready by then.