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Amir Khan Believes He Will Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 6-9 Months

The people clamoring for a Floyd Mayweather Jr-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight (read: every sports fan in the world), will be disappointed about the latest comments from Amir Khan. The British boxer, who recently said Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao, told the Guardian that he expects to fight the undefeated welterweight in the next 6-9 months.

“Floyd Mayweather is beatable – I think definitely he’s beatable,” Khan reportedly said. “The fight will happen definitely – it’ll happen within the next nine months – six to nine months.”

Khan believes the fight will happen in America because all the money and potential for publicity is here. He also defended Floyd’s knockout of Victor Ortiz, saying it was Ortiz’s fault he got knocked out.

One big detail has to be taken care of first: Khan needs to win his December fight with Lamont Peterson. If that happens, perhaps a Floyd-Khan fight could be next on the docket. This actually wouldn’t be a huge surprise.

You may recall a note we posted in August saying Floyd dreamed of fighting in the U.K. That was an instant hint that he was thinking about fighting Khan. The only other obstacle is whether Floyd would grant the fight. After all, Mayweather may be a little salty from July when Khan suggested Floyd used PEDs against Oscar de la Hoya.

Amir Khan Accuses Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Using Steroids in De La Hoya Fight

The loose-lipped uncle of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making accusations once again. Roger Mayweather, who trains his nephew Floyd, told Las Vegas Boxing Examiner Chris Robinson that the only reason Amir Khan has become successful is because he’s on stuff just like Manny Pacquiao. The Pacquiao accusations are nothing new (Manny has actually sued him over his remarks), but the Khan ones are.

Khan responded to Roger’s accusations by defending himself. “I’ve consistently proved that I am a clean fighter. This is nonsense. I’ve been tested repeatedly in my career, before and after fights, at home and my base in Los Angeles.

“Don’t forget that I came through the Olympics (in 2004) where testing is very thorough. I’ve never refused the test, even though I could have done so when I received an unannounced knock on the door a month after my last fight against Paul McCloskey.”

Khan then took things a step further, turning the tables on the Mayweather camp. Khan accused Floyd of using something to prepare for his fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

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Amir Khan-Zab Judah Prepared to Settle on 55-45 Purse Split (Update)

Amir Khan is 25-1, the current WBA lightweight champion, and he’s won his last seven fights in a row. Trainer Freddie Roach says Khan isn’t ready for a clash with Manny Pacquiao yet, but there is little doubt that he is one of the preeminent fighters in the 140-pound division. After destroying Paul McCloskey his last time out, Khan is searching for a new opponent.

Timothy Bradley, who should be fighting Khan, turned down an offer because the money wasn’t worth the risk. Erik Morales reportedly turned down a $1.5 million offer to face Khan because he knew it was a bad matchup for him. Zab Judah should feel the same way, but apparently he’s down for the paycheck. Actually, he’s pushing for better terms in the negotiations even though Khan is far superior.

While Khan’s team was pushing for a 60-40 split in the proposed fight with Zab Judah, Zab’s team wanted things split 50-50. But Boxing Scene reports that Judah’s team is prepared to accept a 55-45 purse split as long as the fight takes place in Atlantic City; Khan wants the fight in Las Vegas.

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Amir Khan Is Super Fast, Paul McCloskey Is an Idiot

Amir Khan beat Paul McCloskey Saturday in Manchester, England in a “controversial” finish. Khan was smothering McCloskey for six rounds when the two butted heads, opening a cut over McCloskey’s eye. The ringside doctor came into examine the eye and ended up stopping the fight after asking how Paul was doing. Khan said in his post-fight interview that he heard McCloskey say he didn’t want to continue. McCloskey bitched in his interview that the fight was stopped when he wanted to keep going. Believe whomever you want in the situation because it’s really irrelevant; the fight would have ended the same way with a one-sided beatdown.

Amir Khan was simply too fast for McCloskey. He threw punches rapidly, displayed excellent handspeed, and had quick feet. McCloskey meanwhile was showboating in the ring, holding his hands down as if he were Roy Jones Jr. in ’95. McCloskey was trying to entertain the crowd and show how slick and cool he was, but he only ended up with a reddened face from the beating he received. Honestly, I cannot believe how stupid this guy was and how poor his gameplan was. Check that, he didn’t have a gameplan. That just makes him even dumber. The fool literally stepped into the ring with a much better and faster opponent, and challenged him to give him his best shot.

I ask you this question: do hyenas run into the lions den to taunt the king of the jungle? Not if they value their life, just like McCloskey didn’t value his win-loss record. And as Amir Khan said after the fight, there’s world class and European class. Khan is world class, McCloskey is not.