#sports activities Floyd Mayweather shuts down claims of an exhibition bout with Amir Khan
EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s a cloud chaser that is been reaching his entire profession’: Floyd Mayweather shuts down claims of an exhibition bout with Amir Khan and claims the British star was by no means a ‘prime’ boxer
- Floyd Mayweather referred to as Amir Khan as a ‘cloud chaser that’s all the time reaching’
- He mentioned Khan must look within the mirror and realise he was not one of the greats
- ‘Money’ claimed Americans do not know Khan until they’re massive boxing followers
- Mayweather mentioned he wasn’t fearful about dealing with Khan in an exhibition battle
Floyd Mayweather insists he isn’t involved in preventing Amir Khan in an exhibition bout – and claims the British boxer is a ‘cloud chaser’ that should realise he was by no means ‘one of the greats’.
The two fighters – who virtually fought 2015 earlier than Mayweather determined to face Marcos Maidana as a substitute – have been linked with an exhibition bout following their retirement from skilled boxing.
But Mayweather has dismissed claims he might face Khan – claiming the 35-year-old has been ‘reaching his entire profession’. In a stinging assault on the previous welterweight world champion, Mayweather mocked the now-retired British boxer by saying he’s unknown within the US.
Floyd Mayweather (above) has criticised Amir Khan – calling the British boxer a ‘cloud chaser’
The 35-year-old has insisted he would have crushed Mayweather once they have been of their prime – however ‘Money’ has dismissed his prediction
Khan – who referred to as out Mayweather for an exhibition bout two weeks after retiring – just lately mentioned he would have crushed the American once they have been each of their prime, however the boxing icon mentioned that Khan wanted to ‘look within the mirror’ and cease chasing ‘clouds’.
Speaking solely to Sportsmail, Mayweather mentioned: It’s nice that he [Amir Khan] feels that approach. But you have to look within the mirror Khan in opposition to Canelo and have a look at me in opposition to Canelo. That’s your reply proper there.
‘I’m not even fearful about Amir Khan. I wish to go on the market this weekend in Tokyo and have enjoyable [against Mikuru Asakura].
Mayweather taunted his previous rival Khan (above) – telling him he was by no means ‘one of the greats’
Khan retired in May of this yr after a knock-out defeat to long-term rival Kell Brook (left)
‘Then I’ve one other exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
‘Amir Khan is reaching and reaching and reaching. He has been reaching and reaching and reaching his entire profession.
‘He was a reasonably cool fighter however he wasn’t a Floyd Mayweather or any of the opposite prime guys. He did what he needed to do. He’s a cloud chaser.’
Mayweather added: ‘See it is loopy you introduced Amir Khan’s identify up. I assume he’s massive within the UK however nobody within the US actually is aware of him until you are actually into boxing.’
Mayweather (R) informed Khan to check their performances in opposition to Canelo (L) to see the distinction of their talents
Mayweather’s feedback come shortly after Khan mentioned he might have ‘outboxed’ the American once they have been each of their prime.
‘You know what? I’d beat him. Honestly, I’d beat him,’ mentioned Khan, who retired earlier this yr after shedding to long-term rival Kell Brook.
Khan added: ‘If I used to be in my prime and he was in his prime I’m very assured. I’m going to get loads of hate for that.
‘I’m sorry guys, however it’s important to imagine in your self and that is one factor I’ve all the time completed all through my profession.’
During his profession, Khan misplaced six of his skilled fights. One of these loses got here in opposition to Lamont Peterson. The controversial factors determination noticed Khan’s world title reign come to an finish.
Khan misplaced six of his skilled fights. One of these loses got here in opposition to Lamont Peterson (L)
Khan confronted Danny Garcia subsequent in an try to assert the WBC and WBA belts. However, he was knocked out within the fourth spherical after being caught off guard with a strong left hook.
Khan then made the choice to transfer as much as middleweight to problem Canelo for the WBC belt. It was an bold transfer that ended badly for the British boxer. He was knocked out within the sixth spherical of their conflict in May 2016.
Khan was additionally stopped by Terence Crawford within the sixth spherical of their WBO title battle in April 2019 earlier than shedding to long-term rival Brook throughout their conflict earlier this yr.
However, Khan did get pleasure from intervals of success throughout his profession as properly. He managed to beat the likes of Paul Malignaggi and Zab Judah when he was world champion between 2009 and 2012. He additionally registered 32 extra victories throughout the course of his profession – knocking out 21 of these opponents.
Meanwhile, Mayweather (L) completed his profession with an ideal 50-0 document – beating the likes of Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao (R) and Conor McGregor to grow to be a family identify
Mayweather (L) is again within the ring this weekend to face Mikuru Asakura (R) in an exhibition
Meanwhile, Mayweather completed his profession with an ideal 50-0 document – beating the likes of Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor to grow to be a family identify in boxing.
Nevertheless, Khan is satisfied he might have crushed Mayweather once they have been each of their prime. He thinks he might have ‘out boxed’ the American because of his ‘pace’ and ‘motion’.
Khan mentioned: ‘I feel stylistically when Mayweather was loads youthful he had loads of pace, loads of motion. But I really feel that my pace would have crushed his pace, my motion would have crushed his motion and he actually wasn’t the largest puncher within the recreation so it might have been like a recreation of chess however I’d have outboxed him.’