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Khan Issues Mayweather Challenge


By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com

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. “Obviously I would love to fight him,” Khan told The Guardian. “With my speed and explosiveness, I would trouble him,” added Khan. 

“I am full of admiration for him,” said Khan. “I can’t understand people booing him at the end because he didn’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,” he added. “Remarkably, maybe prison was good for him. Boxing is the art of self-defense, ideally hit and not be hit – 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.”

Khan is already committed to fight in December against either Danny Garcia, who defeated Khan last year, or the winner of the Lamont Peterson – 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. He’ll resume training in the San Francisco Bay Area in two weeks.

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