Boxing: Mayweather won’t fulfill one of his biggest wishes because of Amir Khan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to move outside the ring to organize fights that generate juicy revenues. This has been revealed by Amir Khan, former world champion who recently announced his retirement from professional boxing. ‘Money’ met him in Dubai and tried unsuccessfully to entice him to fight.”

Floyd said to me ‘Look, we should move on.’ And I said ‘Brother, tomorrow I’m going to announce my retirement’. And he said ‘No, I don’t think you should do that.’ Obviously, professional boxers tell you all your life ‘we should fight each other’ and they keep you on the sidelines, on the sidelines, and I’m like ‘forget about that guy, I want to be in control of myself,'” Khan told The Sun.

Therefore, the bout will not happen barring an unexpected script twist, despite it being a fight the British fighter has unsuccessfully pursued throughout his career. The American avoided the fight in 2014, when it seemed closest. “Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao say now let’s fight you. Waiting and waiting for them… I thought no man, I’m going to do what’s best for me,” he stressed. Khan doesn’t want to fight Mayweather or anyone else anymore.

Khan also turned down Pacquiao

Neither against Manny Pacquiao, after the Filipino tempted him with “a couple of calls” through his team to know his availability. It was a shock to them because they thought I might take that fight. “And I told them, ‘No, of course not,'” he said. “I don’t think that fight was ever going to happen. I don’t know why they keep saying they will accept that fight,” he commented in surprise.

Amir Khan’s last fight was against Kell Brook and ended in a sixth-round knockout. At the age of 35, he decided it was time to hang up his gloves. He announced it last May 13, with a publication on his social media accounts.

“It’s time to hang up the gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an incredible career that spanned over 27 years. I want to wholeheartedly thank the amazing teams I have worked with and my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me,” Khan said.