“When Oscar [De La Hoya] called me (for Canelo fight) I couldn’t say no. Maybe I’m too brave for my own good” – Amir Khan told iNews when asked about the Canelo fight and not being able to secure the Floyd Mayweather bout
“Mayweather was being a p***y and wouldn’t fight me so I said cool, let’s do it. It was a mismatch on paper. To be leading in the fight was amazing really. I earned his respect. Yes I got knocked out but he is one of the best Mexican fighters of all time”
“I weighed in on the night at 158 pounds, he was 187. It was crazy. At the weigh-in he didn’t seem that big but when I saw him in the corner I was thinking what am I doing here? He had his back to me. It was huge.”
In 2014, Floyd Mayweather ran a fans poll on who he should fight next and they were given a choice between Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana.
Amir Khan received more votes than Marcos Maidana in a week-long fan vote that Mayweather announced on Twitter – Khan recorded 20,105 votes to 15,474 for Maidana, Mayweather choose to fight Maidana.