Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) faces Devon Alexander in Las Vegas this Saturday. Khan knows that anything other than a top-level performance may affect his chances of a dream fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Khan believes it’s his time and that he is ready to shine come Saturday night.
The Bolton fighter has been campaigning for a fight against the self-proclaimed “The Best Ever” for a long time now. He nearly came close to getting his wish last September but Mayweather opted for a rematch with Marcos Maidana in which the American won a unanimous decision picking “Chino” apart for 12 rounds.
You talk the talk, you walk the walk. Floyd Mayweather has already said for Khan to do his talking in the ring on Saturday against Alexander. We will gave to see who does the walking after a few rounds.
The winner of the welterweight showdown could fight unbeaten five-weight world champion Mayweather next year.
While the Bolton fighter knows that a win against Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) could lead to a fight with Mayweather, Khan is not thinking that far ahead and Saturday’s bout has his full attention.
Khan admits that the possibility of a huge fight against Floyd Mayweather will not distract him come Saturday night.
“Winning this fight could lead to a massive fight but I’m not looking past it, because I know it’s a dangerous fight,” he said.
“I’ve made the mistake before with fights I should have gone in and won. I’m 28 today (Monday) but I’m still learning and I’m still hungry, and I just have to pace myself and take my time.
Khan believes every fighter at welterweight wants to fight Floyd Mayweather.
He added; “I think every fighter in the welterweight division wants that big fight against Floyd,” said the Brit.
“As a hungry fighter you want to fight and beat the best.
“Some styles cause problems for Floyd and some styles are made for him. You never want to leave boxing thinking ‘what would have happened if I’d fought someone like Floyd’.”
In previous fights where a potential bout against Money Mayweather may have been on the horizon, Amir Khan has failed to perform, putting in a lack-lustre performance with a points win over Luis Collazo for his debut at welterweight after a 13-month lay-off.
Since then, Khan has been training hard in the gym and he now looks like a different breed in the welterweight division. He looks much bigger and is in prime condition for Saturday’s fight.
Although Khan has had glass-jaw problems before, it is thought that the move up in weight is smart move for him and he will now be able to absorb punches that little bit better at welterweight.
I cannot see Khan losing this fight. I may be wrong -but only time will tell.
Khan will need to bring the fight to Alexander from the start. His speed will be too much for the American to handle and I can see Khan winning this fight comfortably. Again, we will see what we will see.
Should the Brit fail to deliver and somehow lose, a potential fight with Mayweather will disappear. If he loses it would be hard for Khan to come back from this.
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