Un-Retired: Amir Khan Baits Floyd Mayweather To Come Back To Fight Him

Mike Murphy

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan is swinging for the fences as he is trying to bait Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather out of retirement for the second time in as many years.

Khan last fought in May of 2016 when he suffered a sixth-round knockout to Canelo Alvarez. It was a devastating punch that made Khan fold and look like a rag doll as he slumped to the ring’s floor.

Shortly after, Khan had surgery on his hand to repair a lingering injury. He has proclaimed that he is ready to resume fighting and wants to prove to the world that he is the best.

“I am 100 percent ready after the operation,” He told an overseas’ news network. “I am training hard and focused. After a year out of the ring, I want to show the world that I belong to the top.”

Khan took to Twitter on Monday to bait Mayweather, the world’s most prolific boxer, out of retirement and into the ring with him.

It appears that Khan is on a suicide mission by trying to climb into the ring with Mayweather. And besides, this fight would not draw enough money involved to even peak Mayweather’s interest. What would be interesting is if Khan decided to switch his focus to Conor McGregor. That fight would draw some interest as it would be more of an even match for the un-proven boxer in McGregor.

In the Mayweather fight, we saw some pretty impressive poise from McGregor. And it’s certain that he gained some unmatched experience fighting the likes of Mayweather. If promoted right, a fight between McGregor and Khan could be worth millions and could propel McGregor’s boxing career further.

If there was any doubt that McGregor would box again after his debut fight with Mayweather, rest assured he is going to put on the gloves again.

“I love the sport of boxing,” McGregor said in August. “Boxing has been dear to my heart my entire life. I will contend in boxing bouts going forward. And I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. I will rule both with an iron fist. That’s where my mindset is. We’ll see where it goes.”

If Khan was smart, he would focus on a fight with McGregor and not Mayweather.