Amir Khan insists he would 'outbox' Floyd Mayweather

‘Honestly, I’d beat him!’: Amir Khan insists he would ‘outbox’ Floyd Mayweather if both fighters were in their prime as he claims his speed would be too much for him… despite ‘Money’ finishing his career unbeaten

  • Amir Khan has insisted he would have beaten undefeated Floyd Mayweather
  • Both boxers are now retired and never faced off, but almost clashed in 2015
  • Khan said his movement would have caused issues for American Mayweather
  • The Brit suffered six defeats in his career but was world champion for six years 

Amir Khan has admitted he thinks he would have beaten Floyd Mayweather in his prime.

The two almost fought in 2015 before Mayweather faced Marcos Maidana, and rumours of an exhibition bout were rubbished by Mayweather earlier this year. 

On The Overlap via The Sun, Khan, now 35, said he was ‘very confident’ that he would have beaten the 50-0 welterweight, with both fighters now retired.

Former boxer Amir Khan has insisted he would have beaten Floyd Mayweather in his prime

The two fighters, who almost fought almost a decade ago, were recently all smiles online

‘You know what? I’d beat him. Honestly, I’d beat him,’ said Khan, who retired earlier this year after losing to long-term rival Kell Brook.

‘If I was in my prime and he was in his prime I’m very confident.

‘I’m going to get a lot of hate for that. I’m sorry guys, but you have to believe in yourself and that’s one thing I’ve always done throughout my career.’

Khan lost six of his 40 professional fights, including defeats to Danny Garcia and Terence Crawford.

He did however beat the likes of Paul Malignaggi and Zab Judah when he was world champion between 2009 and 2012.

Khan retired in May of this year after a knock-out defeat to long-term rival Kell Brook

Mayweather, meanwhile, finished undefeated with a perfect 50-0 record, and boasts victories over Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.

Khan, however, said he believes he would have ‘outboxed’ Mayweather thanks to his quick movement

‘I think stylistically when Mayweather was a lot younger he had a lot of speed, a lot of movement,’ he said.

‘But I feel that my speed would have beaten his speed, my movement would have beaten his movement and he really wasn’t the biggest puncher in the game so it would have been like a game of chess but I would have outboxed him.’

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