Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao may be preparing for scheduled fisticuffs with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas, but he still hasn’t let go of his belief that he’d won against Floyd Mayweather when they fought last year.
Despite the enormity of the hype build-up prior to the “Fight of the Century” many feel short-changed by how it turned out. It may have been very successful financially, but there are doubts a Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao rematch is warranted.
Gone are the days where Floyd Mayweather had to fight in the ring to make a living, and the former Pound 4 Pound king is reportedly enjoying retirement life with a burgeoning financial worth. But Amir Khan, who’s been egging for a shot against him, believes that he’s secretly training in the guise of retirement.
According to a report by Sky Sports Amir Khan said, “I hear rumors Floyd is back in training. I still believe a fight between me and him would be very exciting and a massive event, and even though I lost against Canelo, there were a lot of positives to take away from that fight.”
Amir Khan remains eager to fight Floyd and has his eyes set on Manny Pacquiao too, saying, “Manny and his team know where I am though as we get so close last time before they disappeared. I would be gutted if I don’t fight Pacquiao before he retires.”
Is Floyd Mayweather a better option for Amir Khan next fight as opposed to Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, considering how frustrating it turned out for boxing fans the first time around?
Amir Khan has the height, speed, and offensive output to trouble Mayweather. His major downside is his ability to take a shot, but Floyd is not known for his knockout power anyway.
It’s going to be a technical display from start to end, and Amir Khan could swarm him more, as Manny Pacquiao ought to have done. He has the jab and the range, and the quickness of foot to chase Floyd around.
Amir Khan next fight is likely against Danny Garcia, and if he wins that it’d be interesting to see if he resumes his ploy to draw either draw Floyd Mayweather out of retirement or face Manny Pacquiao.
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