Floyd Mayweather Dismisses Amir Khan Fight With “False” Comment

Published 05/30/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has been chasing a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight for years. Meanwhile, Mayweather disputed Khan’s claims about him asking the Bolton boxer to postpone his retirement.

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Khan had met Mayweather in Dubai ahead of his exhibition bout with ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore. Talking about his meeting with Mayweather, Khan said, “Floyd said to me ‘Look, we should get it on.’ “

He further mentioned that Mayweather asked him to postpone his retirement. Khan said, “I said ‘Brother, tomorrow I’m going to announce my retirement.’ And he goes ‘No, I don’t think you should’.”

Khan also added that he refused a potential fight with Mayweather. He said, “Obviously, pro fighters say to you all your life ‘we should fight each other’ and they keep you on the side, on the bench and I’m like forget that man, I want to be in control of myself.”

FightHype‘s Ben Thompson sent Mayweather a text message regarding Khan’s statement. In response, Mayweather refuted his claims, saying, “Ben, everything you are hearing about Amir Khan is not true. I seen Amir Khan in the lobby of the Armani hotel in Dubai and he asked me to get on one of his social media pages with him and I did. 100% false.”

With Mayweather denying Khan’s claims, it seems certain that a potential Mayweather payday is nowhere in sight for ‘King’ Khan.

Amir Khan calls out Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan recently called out Floyd Mayweather for an exhibition bout. Moreover, this challenge came barely two weeks after Khan announced his retirement from the sport.

 

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Khan was in Abu Dhabi, attending Mayweather’s bout with Moore. And, he was hanging out with MMA fighter Tam Khan after the fight.

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While talking about the fight, he also took the time to call Mayweather out. Khan said, “We saw the event today. I think he needed a real challenge in it, bro (Tam Khan). What do you think? We should do it, 100% guys, let’s make it happen. I am calling him out!”

Khan has been trying to fight Mayweather since 2014. However, it’s uncertain if Mayweather would show any interest in picking up the fight.

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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