Amir Khan was once again left at the alter when Floyd Mayweather chose to go in the direction of Andre Berto. Khan says his career will move in but hopes he lands a Mayweather fight down the road.
“I just hope that it happens one day,” Khan told the MMA hour. “I’d never like to say, what would’ve happened if Amir Khan would’ve fought Mayweather? I know deep down I’d beat the guy. That’s always going to be in the back of my mind if the fight never happens. I’m sure there’s a lot of boxing fans around the world who think the same thing. You’ve got people like Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Mike Tyson, all saying Floyd Mayweather should fight Amir Khan. If it’s not Floyd Mayweather, we have to go to plan B.
Plan B might be a fight down the line with Manny Pacquiao, a man Mayweather defeated this past May.
“Maybe a fight with Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said. “There’s talks about that fight happening somewhere in the UE. So we’re just waiting on Al Haymon, see what he gets done. Being on the same team as Al Haymon I thought it would make it easier to get the Mayweather fight, but I just think he doesn’t want to fight Amir Khan.”
Khan says Al Haymon spoke to him directly and said Mayweather was just not interested in a fight with Khan. Khan sees it as fear to the man claiming himself to be the best ever (TBE).
“Al Haymon said to me, Mayweather’s his own boss, he makes his decisions, and he doesn’t seem to want it. I think Mayweather knows Amir Khan would give him a good run for his money.He just doesn’t seem interested. I bring a lot of the money. It must be he’s afraid.”