Floyd Mayweather, who is responsible for Canelo Alvarez’s lone loss in his career, believes Amir Khan should have fought a different fighter and not Canelo, whom the American believes has a big advantage over Khan in their fight later this year.
“That’s the reason Amir Khan took the fight because he thinks he’s going to be able to do the same thing that I did,” Mayweather said via Fight Hype.
“It’s totally different. Canelo, he’s young and he’s very strong and he’s very, very big. But with me, I had so much experience at the top level, and it’s just that I’ve been in there with so many different styles, with so many different strong guys.”
Mayweather is implying that Khan has major weight disadvantage versus Canelo although the rivals will be fighting with a catchweight stipulation. Mayweather also suggested that Khan should have picked fellow British boxer Kell Brook.
The Canelo vs. Khan fight is set on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
In separate interviews, Khan said that he does not see the weight as a major factor and that he will shock the critics by delivering the upset of the year. Khan also believed that his fight against Canelo can rival that of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May last year.
Amir Khan has a record of 33 wins against 3 losses with 19 knockouts and campaigns in the welterweight division or at 147 pounds. Canelo Alvarez has 46 wins against 1 loss and 1 draw with 32 knockouts and is a middleweight or at 160 pounds.
The reported catchweight between the two is at 155 pounds.
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