September 29, 2022

Amir Khan just lately walked away from boxing as a former unified world champion, however he nonetheless thinks about one huge struggle that bought away.

The previous light-welterweight king retired from the game following a sixth-round stoppage defeat towards long-time rivalKell Brookearlier this yr.

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Khan refused to go down regardless of being outclassed by Brook

Simply two weeks later, British legend Khan was linked to a struggle with Floyd Mayweather Jr, somebody who has been on his hit record for years however for one motive or one other the struggle by no means occurred.

After just lately reaffirming his retirement determination, ‘King’ stays assured that if he had gotten his shot on the man who retired with an ideal 50-0 skilled boxing document, he would’ve received.

“You understand what? I beat him. Truthfully, I beat Mayweather,” Khan instructed Manchester United legend Gary Neville on The Overlap.

“I’m going to get a whole lot of hate for this. I’m so sorry, guys. However you understand what? Look, you must consider in your self, and that is one factor I’ve all the time carried out all my profession.

“I feel stylistically when Mayweather was rather a lot youthful, he had a whole lot of motion and all the pieces, however my velocity would’ve overwhelmed his velocity, my motion would’ve overwhelmed his motion.

“He actually wasn’t the largest puncher within the recreation. So, it will’ve been like a recreation of chess, however I’d have outboxed him.”

Khan and Mayweather Jr came face to face in Dubai earlier this year

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Khan and Mayweather Jr got here nose to nose in Dubai earlier this yr

Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight and then moved up to welterweight

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Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight after which moved as much as welterweight


The 35-year-old defined that in 2014 he had signed to struggle Mayweather however the struggle fell aside for the pettiest motive and in the end by no means occurred.

“Why didn’t it occur? As a result of I introduced it first earlier than him,” Khan added.

“He wished to be the person to announce the struggle however as a result of I introduced it he spat his dummy out and mentioned, ‘Look I ain’t combating you.’

“So, that’s Mayweather, he has to make all of the rash choices. Nobody can announce one thing earlier than him.

“Credit score to him as a result of take a look at the top of the day he’s confirmed it with what he’s carried out within the sport of boxing.”

While Khan appears content in retirement, Mayweather continues to fight

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Whereas Khan seems content material in retirement, Mayweather continues to struggle

He’ll travel to Japan for another exhibition bout next month

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He’ll journey to Japan for an additional exhibition bout subsequent month

Whereas Khan seems content material in retirement after falling out of affection with the game, Mayweather continues to field, albeit towards low-level opposition in exhibition fights.

Since retiring in 2017, ‘Cash’ has travelled the globe for profitable bouts towards Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, YouTuber Logan Paul, and his former sparring associate Don Moore.

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On September 25, he’ll return to Japan to field MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.