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Amir Khan calls for Mayweather fight after victory

Amir Khan has called for his next fight to be against Floyd Mayweather after his unanimous points victory over American Chris Algieri in their welterweight bout in New York.

Amir Khan won his welterweight bout against American Chris Algieri Credit: Reuters

The Bolton fighter said: "Everyone knows I want Floyd next after all the talk about it".

"I think I've proven myself and who else is out there for Floyd..Nobody?"

"Manny Pacquaio didn't really show what we thought he was going to show..but I think I do know exactly what to do in that fight", he added.


Khan could fight Mayweather in September

Amir Khan is hopeful of arranging a showdown with Floyd Mayweather in September, aided by the fact Ramadan falls earlier this year.

The Bolton fighter believes an eight-week training programme after Ramadan ends on July 17 will be sufficient to prepare him to face the American.

Amir Khan is hoping to face Floyd Mayweather. Credit: PA

"I'm not ruling out fighting in September because it's possible that it could happen," Khan said.

"Mayweather only fights in mid-September and Ramadan will be a little earlier this year, which helps. It gives me enough time to get the training done. So it can happen in September."

Hatton backs Amir Khan to beat Floyd Mayweather

Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton believes British compatriot Amir Khan could be the man to dethrone Floyd Mayweather as boxing's pound-for-pound king.

Khan is desperate for a shot at Mayweather. Credit: PA

Khan has been seeking a showdown with Mayweather for nearly two years, but the American WBC and WBA welterweight champion has spurned the Bolton fighter's advances at every turn.

That does not come as a surprise to Hatton, who believes Khan's blurring punches and rapid movement could be the key to handing Mayweather his first professional defeat.

Hatton said:

I think Floyd would run a mile from Amir Khan, not because of a fear factor, but because styles make fights," Hatton said in several national newspapers.

Amir is boxing with a lot more discipline lately, he's in and out and he's not getting involved. I think that type of style will cause Floyd massive problems.

But, when you're the best, pound-for-pound, like Floyd Mayweather - and Amir's as big a name as is out there, he's beaten pretty much everyone - he might be forced to fight Amir Khan.

He might be running out of opponents. I say this all the time, and everybody laughs at me: I think he's got a good chance of beating him.

– Ricky Hatton


Amir Khan promises to end Kell Brook career one day

Amir Khan has promised to end British boxer Kell Brook's career, but warned his rivals he will have to wait.

Khan wants a showdown with Mayweather or Pacquiao. Credit: PA

Khan, who has fought just twice in the last two years, is set to name his next opponent in the coming days but says he would love a clash with Brook at some stage.

However, the Bolton man is in no hurry to face his compatriot, with both boxers still holding out hope of taking on either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, who meet each other on May 2.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Khan said:

I'd love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook because it could be his last fight against me, because the thing is I would give him so much of a beating that it could end up being his last fight.

And maybe that's why he wants it, because he knows that one fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life.

But it's all about timing. If I've got a different route and I want to face the likes of the Mayweathers or Pacquiaos out there, then Kell Brook will have to wait.

– Amir Khan speaking to Sky Sports

Amir Khan teaches Liverpool midfielder how to box

Amir Khan and Jordan Henderson taught each other little tricks of their trades for a new MaxiNutrition viral.

The Liverpool midfielder showed Khan how to bend a free-kick around the wall and into the top corner, while the Bolton boxer showed Henderson some tidy combinations on the pads.

The video was tweeted by Khan hours after Joey Barton accused Henderson of "trying to be a Steven Gerrard clone."

There's only one way to sort it out. Fight!

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