Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan made an appearance in Las Vegas to attend the Floyd Mayweather – Robert Guerrero fight this past Saturday, and he used the occasion to issue a challenge to the victorious Mayweather. â€œObviously I would love to fight him,â€ Khan told The Guardian. â€œWith my speed and explosiveness, I would trouble him,â€ added Khan.
â€œI am full of admiration for him,â€ said Khan. â€œI canâ€™t understand people booing him at the end because he didnâ€™t knock Guerrero out. It was a terrific performance, a work of art. He is the best boxer in the world, without question. If someone is going to have a chance against him, it is someone with speed, and that is my best asset,â€ he added. â€œRemarkably, maybe prison was good for him. Boxing is the art of self-defense, ideally hit and not be hit â€“ and maybe we should all think about that a bit more. We like to entertain, but it is not our duty to do so. I have had a lot of exciting fights and been hit way too much, so that is something to think about.â€
Khan is already committed to fight in December against either Danny Garcia, who defeated Khan last year, or the winner of the Lamont Peterson â€“ Lucas Matthysse bout. Peterson also defeated Khan in December of 2011, but was stripped of the victory after reportedly testing positive for a synthetic testosterone. Khan could earn the biggest payday of his career if he secures the Mayweather fight. Heâ€™ll resume training in the San Francisco Bay Area in two weeks.