Amir Khan will face Canelo Alvarez on May 7, 2016 for the biggest fight in his career but the British pro can’t seem to get over the fact that Floyd Mayweather has snubbed him in previous years.
Khan stated in a recent interview, that he sees the Mayweather fight as an easier bout than the one against Canelo later this year.
“Physically and mentally, I think a Floyd fight probably would have been a little bit easier because Floyd is more technical,” Khan said to RingTV.com.
“It’s like a game of chess. That’s why it suits me better – hit and move and move in and out. Just stylistically. But this fight is more thinking and it’s more physical and it’s going to take a lot of strength.”
Khan is the underdog against Canelo, who is expected to be the bigger and stronger fighter in their May bout.
The Canelo vs. Khan fight will be for the World Boxing Council (WBC) world middleweight title and will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
Khan has a record of 33 wins against 3 losses with 19 knockout wins in his career while Canelo has 46 wins against 1 draw and 1 loss with 32 knockouts. Canelo’s lone loss in his career came against Mayweather, who beat the Mexican via a 12-round majority decision in 2013.
Khan admitted in the same interview that he will have a tough time against Canelo and have “to dig deep” against the Mexican and fight “very smart”.
Khan has tried to set up a fight with Mayweather before the American retired but was snubbed many times by the former No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
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