Amir Khan explains why he would give Floyd Mayweather more trouble than Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan looked sharp on Saturday night vs. Devon Alexander (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant 12-round unanimous decision over St. Louis’ Devon Alexander on Saturday night, British star Amir Khan began to eye his future.

Khan, a former junior welterweight titlist, was razor sharp vs. Alexander, who seemed confused behind his southpaw stance. It was perhaps Khan’s most complete performance, as the 28-year old showed off great stamina, movement, speed, and precise punching throughout the 12 rounds.

Scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 were read in Khan’s favor, as he ups his record to 30-3 with 19 knockouts.

Khan instantly let it be known that he is eyeing a fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Khan also compared himself to potential Mayweather foe Manny Pacquiao, who is coming off of a very solid performance of his on Nov. 22 when he dropped Chris Algieri six times in a 12-round clinic.

In Khan’s eyes, he has emerged as the most ideal candidate for Mayweather with his recent outings.

“I’m sure Golden Boy will do their best to get that fight,” Khan stated post-fight. “I really believe that my style would cause Floyd a lot more problems than a [Manny] Pacquiao style. Styles make fights.”

Khan now looks towards a slight break while leaving things into the hands of his promoter.

“I’m just going to chill and rest and I’m sure Oscar [De La Hoya] will do his best to get that fight and he really believes that is the fight for me next,” said Khan.

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