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June 11

Carl Froch: ‘Amir Khan is not good enough to beat Floyd Mayweather’

Froch doesn't think there's anyone out there who can topple Mayweather

CARL FROCH does not believe Amir Khan is good enough to beat Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr.

When asked whether he thought Khan could be Mayweather’s next opponent during an interview with Lonsdale, Froch said:

“Potentially, but I don’t think he’s good enough. I don’t think there’s anybody out there.

“That’s no disrespect to Amir Khan, but when he steps up he gets beaten. People think I’m having a go at him, but I’m not.”

This week, Khan said that he believes the fight is “very close” to happening, but Froch does not believe that the Brit will stand a chance, based on his losses. He said: “You can’t put somebody like Khan, who’s been beat by three, four people up against Mayweather. He got knocked out by [Breidis] Prescott and [Danny] Garcia, as well as that [Lamont] Peterson knocked him down.

“If you’re losing to that level, you can’t put him up against Floyd Mayweather and expect him to win. But a fight is a fight, it’s interesting, but I don’t think he will stand a chance.”

Amir Khan has got Ramadan to worry about in the build up to the potential fight as Mayweather has already stated that his last fight will take place in September. Khan, however, is confident that he would have enough time to prepare, as the month of fasting starts mid-June this year.

One of the main reasons why Khan believes the fight is close to happening is because he and Mayweather now share the same advisor, Al Haymon.

Contrary to Froch’s thoughts, he also believes that the fight would by no means be an easy fight for Mayweather as he possesses a style of boxing that he has never fought before. With Mayweather coming to the end of his career at the age of 38, Khan’s speed is one of the strengths that many have pointed out as a potential stumbling block for the undisputed world champion.