Amir Khan: “I wasn't impressed by Floyd, I want to fight him while he is on top”
Sep 14 2014 9:57 PM
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Amir Khan was at the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana rematch and is hoping he can get a chance to fight Mayweather next. Khan is confident he can be the first to beat Mayweather.

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The Shadow says:

Amir Khan has been saying this since 2010.

Here's an article from 2011 with this dumba$$ saying the same junk: [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/amir-khan-i-saw-new-weaknesses-mayweather–43949

And yeah, his legs are shot.

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

He's been kickin' it too much with Freddie Roach. Or maybe Mr. Delusional has to say something to make him believe.

Hey. Gotta have faith.

But come September, he will see God's will. Holla at Prince Naseem.

oubobcat says:

Khan has been clamoring for a Floyd fight for quite some time and desperately wants that payday. In recent years, he has been flat out ducking fights and very carefully selecting opponents in hopes of locking down this fight.

It appears he will be back in the ring in December probably against another carefully selected opponent in Josesito Lopez. At least this year, Khan has decided to go the route of fighting Victor Ortiz conquerors. Lopez has showed signs in his last few fights of being shopworn and looked not so great in his television fight last Thursday against a very low level opponent. On paper, Lopez is a safe showcase for Khan and much safer than say Devon Alexander or Robert Guerrero.

I do believe Mayweather will fight again in May though that does seem up in the air at the moment. I think he targets Cotto first. If unable to reach a deal there, then Khan will be plan B. Personally, I think Khan will be the easiest opponent of any of the Showtime opponents so far and will be Mayweather's first KO since Ortiz.

thegreyman says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;64341]Amir Khan has been saying this since 2010.

Here's an article from 2011 with this dumba$$ saying the same junk: [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/amir-khan-i-saw-new-weaknesses-mayweather–43949

And yeah, his legs are shot.

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

He's been kickin' it too much with Freddie Roach. Or maybe Mr. Delusional has to say something to make him believe.

Hey. Gotta have faith.

But come September, he will see God's will. Holla at Prince Naseem.[/QUOTE]

The Prince?!

Nobody like him!

thegreyman says:

I have no problem with Amir saying this. I doubt he believes it himself, but he's the one who gets in the ring, not me- it's his job and his life, and not my place to criticise if a prize fighter wants a big prize.

The Good Doctor says:

I have always felt like Khan had the “raw” tools to beat Mayweather. He has length, he has good speed, decent power, and decent feet.

However there has always be something about him that says to me he would not beat Floyd. It could be the China Doll chin or maybe that he has come off to me recently as a bit frail mentally.

I think he deserves a shot but I am not sure he gets one. Between Thurman, Cotto, Danny G, and a slim chance of Manny, I think Khan may just be out of the running. I really think his only chance is if Floyd fights beyond the present Showtime contract. In my opinion, by the way Floyd looked after the the rematch with Maidana, I do not think he does that.

He also should be careful wanting this fight because if he gets humiliated similar to The Ghost or Canelo, he could lose what I perceive is A-side billing with Brook in the UK.

oubobcat says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;64757]I have always felt like Khan had the “raw” tools to beat Mayweather. He has length, he has good speed, decent power, and decent feet.

However there has always be something about him that says to me he would not beat Floyd. It could be the China Doll chin or maybe that he has come off to me recently as a bit frail mentally.

I think he deserves a shot but I am not sure he gets one. Between Thurman, Cotto, Danny G, and a slim chance of Manny, I think Khan may just be out of the running. I really think his only chance is if Floyd fights beyond the present Showtime contract. In my opinion, by the way Floyd looked after the the rematch with Maidana, I do not think he does that.

He also should be careful wanting this fight because if he gets humiliated similar to The Ghost or Canelo, he could lose what I perceive is A-side billing with Brook in the UK.[/QUOTE]

I actually think Khan is plan B behind Cotto for May. Khan brings an army of fans from the UK and is also well known here in the states. He will sell tickets and bring a lot of attention to the fight which will sell PPV. Plus, though he has good skills he has a lot of obvious flaws, particularly on defense. He doesn't move his head one bit, lets his hands drag low at times, squares up too much to his opponents, etc. And that chin is weak…This could be a fight where Mayweather gets a little aggressive, goes for and gets the KO. And then can use as a springboard in the promotion for his final fight on the Showtime deal next September.

Cotto is still the first choice, though. They will try hard to make that fight and sway Cotto away from Canelo. Cotto is a name of course and the Middleweight champion. What an easy promotion if it can get done.

Skibbz says:

Yeah yeah yeah Amir Khan aka Tubs needs to stay in shape and work off the rust he's gathered. He's become too comfortable in the life he's leading and needs to find the boxing gym again. If he is at his best then he could beat Floyd, should he fight the fight he usually fights. I don't think Floyd has the power at this age to drop Khan or the reflexes any more to defend from Khan. Remember Maidana was landing jabs….

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;64768]I actually think Khan is plan B behind Cotto for May. Khan brings an army of fans from the UK and is also well known here in the states. He will sell tickets and bring a lot of attention to the fight which will sell PPV. Plus, though he has good skills he has a lot of obvious flaws, particularly on defense. He doesn't move his head one bit, lets his hands drag low at times, squares up too much to his opponents, etc. And that chin is weak…This could be a fight where Mayweather gets a little aggressive, goes for and gets the KO. And then can use as a springboard in the promotion for his final fight on the Showtime deal next September.

[B]Cotto is still the first choice, though. They will try hard to make that fight and sway Cotto away from Canelo. Cotto is a name of course and the Middleweight champion. What an easy promotion if it can get done.[/QUOTE]
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If Floyd is able to do that I would be surprised. Cotto would be A-side of the negotiations against Canelo, have what I think what be a very winnable fight, and could probably get it in New York. With Floyd, he is for sure on the B-side of negotiations, would have less of a chance of winning, and would probably take a pay cut versus the Canelo fight. If I am not mistaken, in his first fight with Floyd he made 3mil. Cotto was offered 10mil to line up something with Alvarez and that was before he smashed Martinez. He may be able to get 12 to fight Canelo. No way Floyd gives him that.

The only way I could see Cotto taking the Floyd fight is if he is of the mindset to dare greatly. He would would have to be thinking about what would come for him if he beat Floyd as the carrot to make him leave the Canelo brawl.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;64820][/B]

If Floyd is able to do that I would be surprised. Cotto would be A-side of the negotiations against Canelo, have what I think what be a very winnable fight, and could probably get it in New York. With Floyd, he is for sure on the B-side of negotiations, would have less of a chance of winning, and would probably take a pay cut versus the Canelo fight. If I am not mistaken, in his first fight with Floyd he made 3mil. Cotto was offered 10mil to line up something with Alvarez and that was before he smashed Martinez. He may be able to get 12 to fight Canelo. No way Floyd gives him that.

The only way I could see Cotto taking the Floyd fight is if he is of the mindset to dare greatly. He would would have to be thinking about what would come for him if he beat Floyd as the carrot to make him leave the Canelo brawl.[/QUOTE]

Doc my man! Call in to the show today if you can!

But Doc, contrary to what many people think, Floyd gives out the biggest paydays by far.

Maidana didn't “only” make $1.5m. That was just what the contract said, just like Pacquiao's contracts say $7.5m even though he's guaranteed $18m.

Cotto made a fortune vs. Floyd, almost or around $15m with his PPV upside.

That said, he's not the A-side vs. Canelo. He's 50-50 at best. Economically speaking, Canelo has surpassed him on all metrics.

Canelo did the same numbers with Lara as Cotto did with Martinez.

The plus side of fighting Floyd is your stock doesn't take a hit once you lose, especially since he lost to him once.

In a rematch with Floyd, he probably makes the same amount, $15m. With Canelo he gets $10m maybe.

Better yet, if he co-promotes with Floyd — who now has a license — they don't have to share with Bob and/or Oscar.

The Canelo fight is there, win or lose.

If Cotto is smart, he sells that middleweight championship to Floyd for $15m (or maybe he wins! He's younger than Floyd), puts up a valiant effort with all his new nutrition and foundation-covered back acne, takes on Dinero Alvarez in Sept. or May of 2016 and then cashes the fock out.

Then see where he's at from there. He could even pull a Mayweather and join his cousin in pro wrestling.

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;64884]Doc my man! Call in to the show today if you can!

But Doc, contrary to what many people think, Floyd gives out the biggest paydays by far.

Maidana didn't “only” make $1.5m. That was just what the contract said, just like Pacquiao's contracts say $7.5m even though he's guaranteed $18m.

Cotto made a fortune vs. Floyd, almost or around $15m with his PPV upside.

That said, he's not the A-side vs. Canelo. He's 50-50 at best. Economically speaking, Canelo has surpassed him on all metrics.

Canelo did the same numbers with Lara as Cotto did with Martinez.

The plus side of fighting Floyd is your stock doesn't take a hit once you lose, especially since he lost to him once.

In a rematch with Floyd, he probably makes the same amount, $15m. With Canelo he gets $10m maybe.

Better yet, if he co-promotes with Floyd — who now has a license — they don't have to share with Bob and/or Oscar.

The Canelo fight is there, win or lose.

If Cotto is smart, he sells that middleweight championship to Floyd for $15m (or maybe he wins! He's younger than Floyd), puts up a valiant effort with all his new nutrition and foundation-covered back acne, takes on Dinero Alvarez in Sept. or May of 2016 and then cashes the fock out.

Then see where he's at from there. He could even pull a Mayweather and join his cousin in pro wrestling.[/QUOTE]

I see your side, and yes in 99% of the fights with Money you are a sweepstakes winner. However, this may be the exception.

To me, at best it becomes a wash economically. Cotto with PPV upside made 10.1M against Floyd. Getting 33% more money out of Floyd a little over two years later may be possible, but I am not sure it happens. PPV numbers for Cotto and Floyd the second time around would be hard to gauge as well. I am not sure if it would be huge or just be average.

You also have to consider that Cotto would pull down pretty good PPV revenue from fighting Canelo and if you believe the Floyd purse from two years ago would increase, you would have to imagine that a Canelo proposal of over 10M would increase for next year.

Canelo and Cotto have similar PPV figures (disregard Floyd fights because he skews everyone's figures), both have rabid ethnic fan bases, but where I think Cotto comes as the A-side is because he's the champ and the fight more than likely happens in his backyard. If they fought in the Alamodome or even in “Jerry world” then the dynamic may change because of the nearby fan base of Canelo and instead of 20-22K in the Garden, you have 40-45 thousand “butts on the buckets” somewhere in Texas.

As far as your stock not taking a hit if you lose to Floyd, that is true as long as you don't get trucked. Canelo got trucked and took a hit. People began to view him as not quite as good as sold. Same thing with the Ghost. Granted, you and I knew that neither one of them really had a chance, but most boxing fans don't see the sport as you, I or a lot of the minds on this site.

I do agree the Canelo fight is always there but I think the best way to approach it is fight and beat Canelo which I think he would then fight a 38 year old Floyd who may have another fight under his belt against a decent opponent. I am not saying that makes Floyd beatable but it does not hurt Cotto's chances.

By the way, I would love to call in the show, but I don't have SiriusXM.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;64896]I see your side, and yes in 99% of the fights with Money you are a sweepstakes winner. However, this may be the exception.

To me, at best it becomes a wash economically. Cotto with PPV upside made 10.1M against Floyd. Getting 33% more money out of Floyd a little over two years later may be possible, but I am not sure it happens. PPV numbers for Cotto and Floyd the second time around would be hard to gauge as well. I am not sure if it would be huge or just be average.

You also have to consider that Cotto would pull down pretty good PPV revenue from fighting Canelo and if you believe the Floyd purse from two years ago would increase, you would have to imagine that a Canelo proposal of over 10M would increase for next year.

Canelo and Cotto have similar PPV figures (disregard Floyd fights because he skews everyone's figures), both have rabid ethnic fan bases, but where I think Cotto comes as the A-side is because he's the champ and the fight more than likely happens in his backyard. If they fought in the Alamodome or even in “Jerry world” then the dynamic may change because of the nearby fan base of Canelo and instead of 20-22K in the Garden, you have 40-45 thousand “butts on the buckets” somewhere in Texas.

As far as your stock not taking a hit if you lose to Floyd, that is true as long as you don't get trucked. Canelo got trucked and took a hit. People began to view him as not quite as good as sold. Same thing with the Ghost. Granted, you and I knew that neither one of them really had a chance, but most boxing fans don't see the sport as you, I or a lot of the minds on this site.

I do agree the Canelo fight is always there but I think the best way to approach it is fight and beat Canelo which I think he would then fight a 38 year old Floyd who may have another fight under his belt against a decent opponent. I am not saying that makes Floyd beatable but it does not hurt Cotto's chances.

By the way, I would love to call in the show, but I don't have SiriusXM.[/QUOTE]

You don't need it — you can listen in via phone! We can discuss this on the air even, I'm sure the topic will come up.

Call in and mention it!

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=The Shadow;64908]You don't need it — you can listen in via phone! We can discuss this on the air even, I'm sure the topic will come up.

Call in and mention it![/QUOTE]

Sorry I missed you guys. Friday evenings are tough for me. By the way what is the call in number and is that how I listen via phone?