Outspoken trainer doesn’t hold back on his opinion of the British fighter…
Floyd Mayweather Senior believes that Amir Khan has a better chance of beating King Kong than his son, Floyd Jr, if they were to meet in the ring.
Khan has made no secret of his desperation to fight Mayweather before the American superstar calls time on his career in the ring, although he will have to get past Luis Collazo at the MGM Grand on Saturday night first.
Nevertheless, with a fight failing to materialise last year, the British star has not wavered in his pursuit of taking on the undefeated 37-year-old, and hopes that a win on his undercard will only further strengthen his case.
However, Floyd Senior has dismissed his challenge and ridiculed him for his belief that he could cause his son problems in the ring.
“If he wants to fight Floyd, he should get in line,” he said, as reported by the Mirror. “He’s a decent fighter, but that’s it.
“Amir Khan fighting Floyd is like Amir Khan fighting King Kong. That’s what it would be like, Floyd would be like King Kong – and he would have more chance of beating King Kong.
“I’m just telling you how it is. I would give him two chances to win – slim and none.”
Mayweather Senior has been outspoken throughout his time in the sport, and was clearly not afraid to air his opinion on what would happen if the pair were to meet.
In addition, he dismissed claims that Khan’s popularity would ultimately lead to a bigger pay-day and Mayweather Sr. doesn’t understand why he would want the fight as he believes that it would be a complete mismatch.
“That don’t mean s**t,” he said. “Floyd is not scared of this SOB. He would beat that motherf***** half to death.
“Amir Khan, I just can’t wait for Floyd to whip his ass. It would be a mismatch, that’s what it would be – a mismatch. Floyd would get indicted for assault!”
Mayweather, 45-0, was the highest-paid athlete in 2013 but insists that he is all about building his legacy, and despite talk of retirement in his press conference ahead of the Marcos Maidana fight this weekend, he wants to be remembered forever in the sport of boxing.