Floyd Mayweather has snubbed Amir Khan’s exhibition fight offer. Mayweather claims that the Bolton boxer is a ‘cloud chaser’ and is not on his level.
Khan called out TBE for an exhibition bout two weeks after retiring following his stoppage loss to fierce rival Kell Brook but received no answer at the time. After watching Mayweather box former sparring partner Don Moore in May, the former light-welterweight world champion made it clear that he was open to facing the former pound-for-pound king.
“We saw the event today, I think Floyd, he needed a real challenge,” Khan told azizdxb. “We should do it, 100 percent guys. Either hit me up or hit my brother up. I’m calling him out! Let’s make it happen.”
Now, Mayweather – who squares off against Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura on September 25 – has responded to the challenge but affirms that he has no interest in the fight.
He added: “See it’s crazy you brought up Amir Khan’s name. I guess he is big in the UK but no one in the US really knows him unless you’re really into boxing.”
The pair almost faced each other as professionals in September 2013, but the fight never came to fruition. Instead, Money opted for a more lucrative payday against then WBC and Ring Magazine light-middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez.
Khan was in a rebuilding process at the time after back-to-back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia in 2011 and 2012. He continued on to rack up a strong five-fight win streak before he was eventually knocked out by Canelo at middleweight. in 2016.