BRITISH welterweight Amir Khan has not yet set aside his hopes of fighting Floyd Mayweather. He missed out on the opportunity to fight “Money” back in 2014. Mayweather, after pocketing a fortune against Conor McGregor earlier this year, has since retired, while Khan has not boxed since suffering a heavy knockout against Canelo Alvarez in May of last year. But he has not yet given up on the dream.

“Floyd is a great fighter I just have something he’s not faced, speed,” Khan mused. “Floyd knows I’m not the one to back down.”

Khan is now currently training with a view to making a comeback before the end of 2017. “It’s been a year since I last boxed due to hand surgery. I’m ready to make a comeback, 30 years of age,” he continued.

“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 that kind of power. I don’t get outboxed. Mayweather-Khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed, movement, accuracy, I believe my style will cause him problems. Rumours are he comes back for another one. If so, let’s do it. What do you think?”

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British rival Kell Brook had a clear view on the matter. He told Khan on Twitter: “If you want play kiss-chase with retired men shame, really. Get in with me and I’ll fast track you into collecting your pension.”

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