Jeff Mayweather not impressed by Amir Khan: ‘Floyd will knock him out too!’
Amir Khan in the ring (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
As Floyd Mayweather eyes his 48th professional bout, there is still speculation as to who his dance partner will be when he returns, likely in May.
Mayweather is coming off of a pair of decision victories of Argnetina’s Marcos Maidana this year and the two most formidable names out there are Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao.
Both Khan, who decisioned Devon Alexander on Dec. 13, and Pacquiao, who dominated Chris Algieri over 12 rounds on Nov. 22, are looking solid these days, but that doesn’t mean much depending upon who you ask.
“Neither one,” trainer Jeff Mayweather recently answered when asked which man would give his nephew a tougher fight.
” Amir Khan, he has power but his chin is still [suspect],” Mayweather added of the British star.
Khan did indeed look sharp vs. rival Alexander a few weekends back, utilizing a fast-paced, precise attack that was a little too much for Devon on fight night.
Scorecards reading 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 reflected Khan’s control of the match but Jeff pointed out some facts of his own.
“So what, he did great vs. Devon Alexander,” stated Mayweather. “Devon Alexander’s not Floyd. Everybody’s getting caught up in the wrong thing. Devon Alexander aint nowhere close to Floyd’s level of skill. It’s not a big deal.”
Finding himself a bit brazen during the moment, Jeff even signaled for a stoppage victory from Floyd if the fight goes down.
“I don’t know what everybody’s raving about,” Mayweather mused. “Floyd is not none of those guys he struggled with or got knocked out by. Believe me, Floyd’s going to knock him out too.”
*** Check below for the FULL interview with Jeff, including bonus comments on Amir Khan’s performance…
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