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‘I call it’ – Amir Khan asks Floyd Mayweather to fight two weeks after retiring from boxing


British boxing legend Amir Khan appears set to return to the ring just two weeks after announcing his retirement from the sport – to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The former unified light-welterweight champion recently walked away from boxing following a sixth-round loss to longtime rival Kell Brook earlier this year.

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Khan was way beyond his best when he fought Brook in February.

A few days later, it seems Khan’s fighting spirit is taking over after seeing Floyd Mayweather in his final exhibition fight against Don Moore in Abu Dhabi.

“We saw the event today, I think Floyd needs a real challenge,” Khan said in an interview with azizdxb.

“We should do it, 100% guys. Hit me or hit my brother.

” I call him ! Make sure that this happens.”

‘King Khan’ bumped into Mayweather before his last fight and the 50-0 retired boxer tried to convince him to postpone his retirement so they could finally face off.

“Floyd was like, ‘Look, we should get on it’. And I was like, ‘Brother, tomorrow I’m going to announce my retirement.’ And he was like, ‘No, I don’t think you should,'” Khan told talkSPORT.

‘I call it’ – Amir Khan asks Floyd Mayweather to fight two weeks after retiring from boxing

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Khan and Mayweather Jr came face to face in Dubai last week


The Bolton man came close to facing Mayweather in 2014 but the fight never happened, and Khan eventually ended up pushing through the weights to secure a career-defining fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who knocked out in six rounds.

Khan recently admitted that he wasn’t totally closed to the idea of ​​returning to the ring for an exhibition fight after watching Mayweather earn a ton of money in his post-fight career.

“It depends on the exposure,” he said.

‘I call it’ – Amir Khan asks Floyd Mayweather to fight two weeks after retiring from boxing

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After failing to secure a fight with Mayweather, Khan took an ill-advised fight against Canelo

“How many rounds it is, what’s in it. Otherwise, I think the hardest thing in boxing is the training camps.

“It has never been easy, the training camps are solid! Who wants to be in training camps? I can no longer participate in a full training camp. My body is beaten. It’s falling apart.

“But, for an exhibition fight, how long do you have to train? A few weeks? Maybe two or three weeks? I mean, I don’t know. It’s something I could consider, but like I said, I don’t really want to go to a boxing gym right now because I want to enjoy my retirement.

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