Khan can beat Floyd

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Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach believes Amir Khan has all the attributes required and necessary to inflict the first defeat of his career on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Reports continue to circulate in the English and American media that the undefeated Welterweight champion of the world and the World Boxing Council or the WBC belt holder will take the Bolton based brawler on in a match on the 3rd of May at Las Vegas in Nevada with the Khan camp confident that an agreement can be reached with the notoriously poor negotiating team of Money.

Mayweather Jr. is yet to suffer a defeat in his 45 fight career dating back almost eighteen years now with Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez becoming the latest boxer to come undone trying to break him down.

The names of several boxers have been touted as the possible opponent for Mayweather Jr. for his next fight but according to Roach, who trains the American boxer’s arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao, if Amir Khan is chosen as the next opponent for Floyd, then he could cause some serious problems for the Pound for Pound King.

Speaking to Ring Magazine, Roach stated that the fight will obviously be a very difficult one but he added that he has always maintained Khan has all the attributes to beat Floyd if he doesn’t stay in his pocket for too long.

Roach also mentioned that he thinks the only way to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. is with speed and Amir Khan has that aplenty and if a match does materialize, the American will really have his hands full.

He further admitted that he and Manny Pacquiao both are still interested in taking the American on in a fight, but added that he believes that fight will eventually never materialize and that is a shame for boxing fans.