“I Am Calling Him Out!”: Amir Khan Challenges Floyd Mayweather to a Fight

Published 05/27/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
Amir Khan during a press conference at the London Hilton, London. Domestic rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally settle their long-running grudge on February 19. Picture date: Monday November 29, 2021. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

The fans spotted Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather in Dubai when Mayweather prepared for his exhibition fight against Don Moore. But right after the fight, ‘King Khan, who attended the event, called out ‘Pretty Boy’ for a fight. 

After the fight, Khan spent some time with the former MMA fighter, Tam Khan. Both of them discussed the show put up by Mayweather and Moore in their fight. 


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Then Amir Khan mended his views on the fight. He 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’s direct challenge to Mayweather showed that he is ready to fight ‘TBE’ in an exhibition fight, which will bring a lot of attention from the fans.

Some incidences that suggest the probable fight between Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather

Before the fight, Khan and Mayweather met each other during the public interview session. Both had a good conversation where both the athletes paid respect to each other. 

According to the reports of The Sun, during the conversation, Mayweather made a statement asking Khan for a fight. Mayweather said, “Look, we should get it on.” To which Khan replied, “And I said ‘Brother, tomorrow I’m going to announce my retirement.”

Khan confessed to Mayweather that he will announce his retirement the next day, which ‘King‘ Khan did on his Twitter handle. But Mayweather stuck to his opinion, and he insisted Khan not bid the farewell to the sport. Mayweather said, “No, I don’t think you should.” This showed Mayweather’s interest to indulge Khan in a fight. 

Another instance, when Mayweather tweeted for his fans to choose his next opponent in the year 2014, comes into the picture.


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Mayweather asked the suggestions of his fans whether he should face Khan or Marcos Maidana. However, Mayweather chose to fight Maidana, leaving Khan’s fight in the dreams of the boxing fans. 

Well, the latest talks of the athletes make it a great probability for the fight between them which remained only in talks in the past. The fans will wait for further talks by the boxers where they will clear about their fight.


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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar