Amir Khan has insisted he would not be interested in fighting Floyd Mayweather if the American makes his expected return from retirement, even if he defeats Saul Alvarez to win the WBC middleweight title.
Khan challenges Mexico’s defending champion ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when he is such an underdog, that victory would be among the greatest ever by a British fighter.
Mayweather has this week attracted significant attention since hinting at plans for a comeback and speaking of talks with American television networks CBS and Showtime, and if Khan were to hold a middleweight title where the 39-year-old is yet to fight, the potential money involved would be likely to get Mayweather’s attention.
Asked if he planned to pursue the former five-weight world champion in the event of defeating Alvarez both on Saturday and after the Mexican had exercised his rematch clause, however, Khan said: “Do I want to fight Floyd Mayweather with all the messing around he’s given me?
“He messed me around a lot so I don’t think I’d take that fight. He messed me around, so I’d probably treat him the same way.
“Floyd’s probably missing not having his picture on the MGM.
“He must see my picture and Canelo’s picture and think, ‘People have forgotten about me’.”
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