Amir Khan Floyd Mayweather
Amir Khan (L) hopes to land an opportunity to fight against undefeated and current pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Junior. Reuters

Fresh off an impressive victory over Luis Collazo on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Junior’s triumph against Argentine star Marcos Maidana, Amir Khan has his sights set on squaring off against undefeated Floyd Mayweather in his next bout. The 27-year-old British boxer took down his 33-year-old opponent Saturday night with decisions of 119-104, 119-104 and 117-106 prior to Mayweather’s triumph over Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and with FMJ’s next opponent yet to be determined, Khan hopes his performance was enough to put him in contention for the match-up.

“Definitely, people want to see that fight between me and Floyd,” Khan said. “He's fighting guys who are strong, but styles make fights, and I believe my style would cause Floyd a lot of trouble. I think people have been warning Floyd about my speed. He is a great boxer but as he gets older and slows down a little I think he knows I can give him problems, being as quick as I am. Floyd looks beatable, definitely. He’s getting a bit older now. That’s why people want me to fight him, because I’m a young lion who could come in and beat him. Of the young guys, I’m the one with the best chance of beating him.

Thanks to his win over Collazo, Khan has now pushed his impressive career record to 29-3 overall with 19 wins coming via knockout. Hoping to get a chance to showcase his talents on the biggest stage against Mayweather – who is a perfect 46-0 in his career and owns world championships in five divisions – the Bolton, United Kingdom native believes his overall skillset would help create a highly entertaining contest between himself and Mayweather, even if the unblemished champion has place himself in an elite class.

“If you look at all of my fights, even the ones I’ve lost, I’ve never lost when it comes to boxing,” he said. “But when it comes to Floyd, he’s in a master class in boxing. But I’ve never lost when it comes down to boxing and the fight with Floyd would be skills against skills, just a boxing match and my youth could serve me well. I think it’s a great time to catch him and it would be good for someone young to come in and fight him.”

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