Floyd Mayweather has confessed that his father is desperate for him to fight Bolton’s Amir Khan. Fresh after his convincing win over Marcos Maidana, the pound-for-pound king recently told reporters that he is tired of Khan trash talking all the time.
‘My Dad doesn’t like fighters trash talking his son – but he knows as well as I do that if the fight happens – then I am going to punish him. If he thinks he can trash talk me and get away with it he needs to think again.
‘He (Khan) is a good fighter – he has quick hands – but I am a far more intelligent fighter than him – and I could already tell you how I would beat him.’
He added: ‘My Dad wants the fight, I want to put him on his backside, so hopefully we can make it happen.
‘I have always said that nobody has any right just to get a fight with me. I am nobody’s pay day, I am nobody’s meal ticket. I take fights that I believe will test me, and will put on a good show for the fans.
‘I ain’t ever taken a fight just because somebody has been running off their mouth. If Khan gets his fight – it will be because I think he deserves a shot.’
If the fight is to happen, expect plenty of fireworks as Mayweather continues in his pursuit to reach the magical 50 – 0 record that would see him surpass the legendary record set my Rocky Marciano of 49 – 0.