My views on the Mayweather-Khan bout
By Kamran Mahmood: Firstly, it is important to note and take into account that Amir Khan has actually been knocked out twice by opponents who were not even ranked in the top 5 of their weight divisions by any of the governing sanctioning bodies. With the most recent being last year against Danny Garcia, who before the fight was actually a huge underdog.
Hence, in this case, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never lost or even been put down for that matter, despite facing opposition ranked within the top 10 in the world by all the major sanctioning bodies. This clearly shows that Mayweather has faced tougher opposition throughout his career and the threat of Amir Khan is extremely small.
In addition, in Khan’s most recent battle with the veteran Julio Diaz, who was a huge underdog coming into this fight and considered by many experts, such as Jim Lampley, to be well past his prime. Despite this, he was able to knock Khan down. So this begs the question, if an old Julio Diaz can present such problems, then surely the pound-for-pound champion of the world can be of a much greater threat for Khan.
More so, the question of Mayweather aging is merely pure speculation, as in his last fight, against the undefeated, 22-year-old world champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Mayweather was not only able to win every single round, but was able to connect his punches at a rate of 54%.
All of the points that I have touched up on clearly show that Mayweather is still able to face young, tough opposition and come out victorious with relative ease and the same will apply when he faces Amir Khan, who has lost 3 times and been knocked out twice by opponents who were not only underdogs but were not even ranked in the top 10 of any of the major governing bodies in the sport.
Thank you for taking the time to read up on my letter, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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