Amir Khan Told ‘Stop Playing Kiss-Chase’ As He Goads Floyd Mayweather
Amir Khan has tried to goad retired champ Floyd Mayweather back into the ring, saying he has something the 40-year-old boxing legend has 'not faced'.
However, British rival Kell Brook has told Khan to 'stop playing kiss-chase' and settle their spat instead.
Khan has long been linked with a fight with Brook, who lost his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence in May this year.
Brook certainly seems up for a clash, as he renewed their war of words by saying that Khan should stop fluttering his eyes at Mayweather and fight him instead.
"If you wanna play kiss-chase with retired men, shame, really," Brook said in a tweet aimed at Khan. "Get in with me and I'll fast track ya into collecting your pension."
Former light welterweight champion Khan has not been in the ring since being knocked out by Canelo Álvarez in May last year, but is now back in the gym as he looks to make a comeback.
This one didn't end well. Credit: PA
While 'Money' retired in August, after his lucrative victory over UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, it's been suggested that he could be lured back into action for the right fight.
This has led Khan to claim that he could be the boxer to finally break the former five-weight world champion's 50-0 unbeaten record, saying that Mayweather 'doesn't have the power' to beat him. Hmm, not sure about that.
When asked about the potential clash over Twitter, Khan replied: "Who knows? Floyd is a great fighter. I just have something he's not faced - speed. Floyd knows I'm not the one to back down.
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. Credit: PA
"I know it's been a year; I've not fought due to hand surgery. I'm ready to make a comeback at 30 years of age. Say what you like, Canelo was getting outboxed. I was winning on the cards.
"He had power and caught me with a huge right. That's boxing. Mayweather doesn't have the power.
"In any fight, I've never been outboxed. Mayweather-Khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed, movement and accuracy will cause him problems."
Kell Brook. Credit: PA
Mayweather has yet to reply to Khan but a long-awaited bout between Khan and Brook might be a grudge match for the ages.
Whether Khan ends up fighting Mayweather or Brook, I suggest going to the cupboard and getting the popcorn out. It looks like it's going to be tasty.
Words: Chris Ogden
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