Amir Khan calls for Floyd Mayweather shot

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Amir Khan wants a crack at fighting unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather after watching him secure a second points decision win against Marcos Maidana on Saturday night.

British fighter Khan was overlooked by Mayweather in May when the unbeaten American chose to face the Argentinian Maidana.

Mayweather then offered his opponent a rematch after sealing a majority decision win and Kahn was in attendance in Las Vegas on Saturday night as ‘The Money’ again came out on top against Maidana courtesy of a unanimous points decision, with the judges scoring the bout 115-112, 116-111 and 116-111 in his favour.

Afterwards, the five-weight world champion insisted that he was not “ducking or dodging any opponent” when quizzed about the possibility of finally facing Manny Pacquiao.

But Khan, who also defeated Maidana earlier in his career, called out Mayweather and believes he will defeat the WBA and WBC welterweight champion.

He said: “After seeing him win I believe I will beat him.

“Floyd, as we all know isn’t the biggest puncher. His footwork has slowed down, he only throws single punches and gets hit a lot more. We all know Maidana isn’t the quickest, and he still got through with shots.

“Now it makes sense why the fight isn’t happening between me and Mayweather. Is he afraid of the speed, explosiveness and power? Floyd – let’s get it on!”

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