- Even if Mayweather decides to come out of retirement, Khan is no longer interested in fighting Mayweather
- Khan said Mayweather is probably missing not having his picture on the MGM
- “Whatever Mayweather says, let him say it.” – Amir Khan
Amir Khan who has been very vocal that he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., said he’s no longer interested in doing so even if the latter decides to come out of retirement and fight again.
According to an article published by The Guardian, the 29-year-old boxer who will be challenging Mexican champion Saúl Álvarez to win the WBC middleweight title on Saturday, May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 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.”
Khan added that the retired pound-for-pound king is 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.’ As soon as you say you’re retired, we do forget about the people who say that.
Mayweather’s feeling that now, he’s feeling like no one’s talking about him, that he’s old news, and maybe that’s why he’s trying to get everyone supporting him again by saying: ‘I want to make a comeback.’ Whatever Mayweather says, let him say it,” he said.
Mayweather hinted during an interview with Jim Gray on “Showtime Boxing” on March 30 that there’s a possibility he’ll return inside the boxing ring.
Fox Sports quoted him as saying:”Yes, you know, I’m happy to be where I’m at. Everyone is asking me, ‘Is Floyd Mayweather coming back?’ Right now, I’m happy being on this side, but I’ve been talking with CBS and Showtime, and you just never know. But right now, I’m just happy on this side.”
He disclosed that he’s been offered a huge amount of money just to come out of retirement.
“As of right now, some crazy numbers have been thrown my way – upwards, of course, of nine figures. But I’m truly blessed beyond belief, and I really don’t know what we’re going to do. But right now, I’m really happy being on this side helping our fighters,” he said.
“If I came back, of course, it would have to be a nine-figure payday and probably a championship fight and a nine-figure payday.”