Floyd Mayweather Sr has threatened Amir Khan with a lawsuit if he continues to fabricate stories of him saying that he could beat his son.
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Khan claims that during a training session the pair shared some time ago, Mayweather Sr told him that he could cause his son problems and would be the guy to defeat him.
However, the unbeaten superstar’s father has warned the Brit to stop telling lies otherwise it may well force his hand to bring legal proceedings for his fabrications.
“I never ever said that he could beat my son. I never ever have said that any man alive could beat my son. Amir Khan has a glass jaw. He’s not good enough, nor is anybody on the planet good enough to beat my son,” Mayweather Sr told Boxing Scene.
“He just wants to get a payday before it’s all over with. That’s the only way he’ll be able to live comfortable like he wants to live. If he’s going to continue telling lies, keep in mind, that’s how lawsuits happen.”
While Mayweather is set to fight for the final time on September 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Khan returns to the ring this Friday as he takes on Chris Algieri at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The British star hopes to win in style which in turn could establish him as the frontrunner to face Mayweather, but it remains to be seen if the 38-year-0ld has changed his stance and would be willing to set up a fight with him having previously scoffed at the idea.
Many of the other fighters in the welterweight division have made it clear that they believe that the Brit is jumping the queue, and so they will undoubtedly hope that no matter how well he performs on Friday night, that they won’t be missing out on the chance of taking on the pound-for-pound king before he calls time on his career.