Sunday, 24 July 2011

Amir Khan Hopeful On Facing Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan is on course to face Floyd Mayweather next year after beating Zab Judah last night, knocking him out in the fifth round with a body shot.

The Bolton fighter dominated the American in all the five rounds to claim Judah’s IBF light-welterweight crown and now Amir Khan will be looking to move upto welterweight division where he could face Floyd Mayweather.

Khan looks likely to have one more fight before stepping upto 147lbs where he could fight against Kell Brook in an all English encouter,  Khan who now has a 26-1 record as a professional also hinted that he would like rematch against Breidis Prescott to revenge his only defeat in the ring.

"Amir will move up to 147 after December," said Khan's business manager Asif Vali.

"That is something that he is looking to do in December or early next year.

"And what we'll be looking to do is maybe have one more fight in the UK. Kell Brook is there at 147 - that's a fight that interests the British fans.

"After that, the summer, Mayweather is there. Yesterday he (Mayweather) came out and made a statement - he wants to fight Amir in the UK, so I hope he sticks by it."

Khan is a confident fighter and is willing to face anyone out there.

"I'll fight anyone and there are some big names out there for me. I'll take a look at the short list," he said.

"My aim is to move up the pound-for-pound rankings and to one day be pound-for-pound champion. I want to be the best fighter in the world.

"I'm still a fight or two away from there yet. At 25 I'll fight at 147 pounds and see where we go from there.
"We just keep on collecting titles, that's what we want to do. I'm only 24 and there's a lot of improvement to come."

Speaking about a possible mouth-watering clash with Mayweather in the future, Kahn said; "The Mayweather fight is something I'm looking at the for the future and it would be huge for me. It would drive me on.

"I've got the speed and the skills and with (trainer) Freddie Roach polishing me up a little more, it's a fight we can win." Best Blogger Tips
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