Amir Khan offered his take on this weekend’s superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana for Telegraph.
Here are some key excerpts:
With regard to the strategy that should be employed against the champion…
“But against Floyd you can’t go in there with one strategy and think it’s going to see you through the fight because he is very clever, very smart and makes adjustments. He’ll do something different and ask you questions and pose different problems round by round. So you might win the first, second and third round but it’s about seeing it through and in the end Maidana just couldn’t complete the job.
I would fight him differently. I really believe speed is one of the key components in beating Floyd. Speed of hand and speed of foot – even speed of mind. It’s not the only thing but it’s very important, as is having a good jab and being able to answer the questions he poses.
With regard to his desire to fight Mayweather…
“A contest between me and Mayweather is a fight that many want to see happen just because our styles would make a very interesting clash. If I keep winning then I think it’s a fight that could definitely happen in the future. Floyd has said the same thing to me in the past.
For now, I’m out again in December so I’m looking to get my opponent named for that and putting on a great performance in my next fight. But if it makes sense for both sides then it will be a fight that could happen. I don’t want to put a timescale on it but I got in to this sport to fight the best and at the moment Floyd, even at the age of 37, is ahead of everyone so it would be great to test myself against him.
I would love to bring a fight of this scale back home to Wembley Stadium but I think it would be very difficult. Floyd tends to have all his fights at the MGM Grand. I know he has spoken about coming over here and fighting so you never know.”
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