Floyd Mayweather, the rare athlete who combines the ability to be dominant and be boring at the same time, ducked a welterweight bout with Amir Khan, according to Amir Khan.
Khan was so desperate to fight Mayweather that he offered to do it for free, according to TMZ Sports.
“We thought we got very close to making that fight happen,” Khan said. “Floyd, to be honest, is too scared to fight me. I did everything to make that fight happen. I spoke to my team, and I even said ‘I’ll fight you for free,’ just to show the world that I’m a better fighter than him, but he just didn’t want to fight me and wanted the easy way out.”
Khan moved from 148 pounds to 155 pounds to fight Canelo Alvarez on May 7 for Alvarez’s WBC middleweight belt in a bout someone is probably dying to watch. Khan said he was left with no choice when Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and other welterweights refused to fight him.
“No one in my division wanted to fight me,” Khan said. “Mayweather let me down. Pacquiao let me down. Danny Garcia let me down. So I’m in a position where people don’t want to fight me, so I have to move up…I want the biggest fights.”
And what’s bigger than Khan-Alvarez?