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Amir Khan challenges Floyd Mayweather: ‘I shut him up and put him in his place’

Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are at loggerheads again.

The two had a minor altercation during the match between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero in Los Angeles on Sunday, where Garcia won the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight world title.

Khan and Mayweather Jr. got involved in a commotion during the fifth round of the Garcia-Guerrero match and went to the extent of Khan challenging Mayweather Jr., who has recently retired from the sport.

Khan, who was repeatedly looked over by Mayweather Jr. before the latter’s retirement, later told ES News that he showed Mayweather Jr. his right place.

“He was in front of me and he looked back and said, ‘Is this the guy [Garcia] that beat you?’” Khan said. “I said that things happen in life then he started going at it. We went back at each other, I said, ‘Answer me one question, why wouldn’t you fight me? He didn’t know what to say. He started to shout quite loudly and start a commotion.”

Khan also revealed that he threw a challenge to Mayweather to fight him.

“I shut him up and put him in his place. I said if you want to fight, I’m here. Take away Manny Pacquiao and the last people you’ve fought, I’m a bigger name than them. It would make a lot of money,” Khan added. “He started screaming but I didn’t understand half of what he was saying.”

Calling him arrogant, Khan slams Mayweather by saying that “he loves the money and disrespects people.”

Khan has been out of action since April and plans to fight in March.

Mayweather on the other hand, has been taking blows from everyone recently. Conor McGregor also slammed Mayweather over the latter’s racist comments and in the recent UFC 197 press event, McGregor blasted Mayweather again by saying that Mayweather needs to learn before opening his mouth.

(Photo/Video courtesy: YouTube/ESNEWS)

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