Roger Mayweather has given his prediction on who would win between Amir Khan (30-3, 19KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5, 38KO’s) in an interview with Hustleboss.com, stating in definitive fashion that he would favour the fighter whom most would consider the underdog if that bout were to happen.
Rumours have been rife regarding this match as both have been left chasing shadows in pursuit of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr(47-0, 26KO’s) who up to this point has kept his lips as tight as his defensive skills regarding his next opponent. Khan and Manny met in London a few weeks ago, presumably to hold talks on a possible deal though as of yet nothing has been confirmed, and the whole boxing world awaits Floyd’s next move.
Roger Mayweather, who co-trains his nephew along with his brother Floyd Sr, gave his answer to who he thinks would win in the hypothetical Pacquiao vs. Khan fight and his reasons for it.
“Amir Khan gon’ win. Yeah, he over Pacquiao. His style, height, reach….Pacquiao gon’ get knocked out. Remember I told you, Pacquiao is gon’ get knocked out. He ain’t gon’ beat Amir Khan.”
Khan’s latest incarnation as a thinking welterweight under his trainer Virgil Hunter, as opposed to the rash, attacking (though very exciting) style he implemented under the guidance of Freddie Roach. Would undoubtedly present Pacquiao with a lot of problems.
By using his size to his fullest advantage along with his blistering hand speed against the smaller Filipino, he could conceivably emerge victoriously. However, many fans will always view his chin with suspicion after the knockouts he has suffered in high-profile bouts in the past. Khan would argue he was weight-drained at lightweight and light-welter, whereas Pacquiao would surely look upon this aspect of Khan as a weakness to be exploited; something he is fully capable of with his own rapid fists.
It would be entertaining while it lasted, and a knockout for either fighter is a distinct possibility. But Roger’s certainty regarding Pacquiao’s demise in this scenario comes across as an effort to diminish the fighter who the whole world would rather his nephew face in his next appearance.