(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) has been labeled as an easy fight by Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainer/father Floyd Mayweather Sr. It’s such an simple fight in Floyd Sr’s mind that he doesn’t feel that it’s necessary for him to take the fight against British based Khan on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Khan is trying every trick in the book to get the Mayweather fight. So when he hears that Floyd Sr. is saying he’s too flawed to give Mayweather any problems, then Khan wants him to prove it by giving him that fight.
Khan takes exception with being dismissed as a pushover opponent, and he’s daring Mayweather to pick him so that he can prove whether he’s easy or not.
“I spoke to his father (Floyd Mayweather Sr.) and he says it would be an easy fight if Mayweather fought me,” said Khan to Ringcast.net. “If it’d be so easy, then why not do it?”
I don’t know that Khan’s reverse psychology will work for him to get the Mayweather fight. If he’s going to get picked out for the fight, it’s not going to be because of Khan’s efforts in trying to talk his way into the fight, which he’s been doing for the past four years nonstop. Mayweather has to want the fight and feel like it’s one that will be exciting for the fans and of course winnable for him.
I’m sure Mayweather feels that he’d have little problems handing Khan another loss on his resume. But what Mayweather may not feel so confident about is whether the fight will be an exciting fight for the fans. It’s no secret that Khan has been involved with some messy fights in the past against the likes of Lamont Peterson, Chris Algieri, Devon Alexander and Luis Collazo. Mayweather probably won’t want to fight someone who is going to turn the fight into a potentially boring chess match. He’s going to instead want someone that will mix it up with him like Andre Berto or Karim Mayfield.
Khan’s problem is he seems to have a sense entitlement about the Mayweather fight, as if it should be given to him just because of his wins over weak opposition. Unfortunately, there’s not enough solid wins on his resume for him to be given a fight against Mayweather. Even the victories that Khan has on his record were ugly fights with him frequently holding and pulling down on his opponent’s heads.