Floyd Mayweather has opened up to FightHype about his altercation with Amir Khan during Danny Garcia’s victory over Robert Guerrero in Los Angeles, California last Saturday night.
Khan had already given his side of the story in an interview with Elie Seckbach shortly after the WBC welterweight title showdown. The British fighter claimed that Mayweather had “started screaming” about his drawing power, status and wealth at ringside as the battle over the green belt that he had recently vacated unfolded. Floyd’s version of events made the incident sound a lot less heated, although it did suggest that the theme Khan had laid out was pretty accurate.
“Well, I don’t really know what was told to the world about what happened,” said Mayweather. “But it was just fun and games. You know, no hard feelings. No disrespect. I just shot a couple of jabs at him to let him know that there’s only one king”.
The former pound for pound number 1 also shot down Khan’s chances of luring him out of retirement and back into the ring.
“I basically just told Amir Khan, ‘You know, when you can make $300 million in one night, get in touch with Al[Haymon] and then we can talk. Until then, PYP! Play your position!'”.
Like many others involved with the sport, Mayweather suggested that Khan instead focus his attention on another fight – a battle of Britain between he and talented countryman Kell Brook. “Money” added that he felt Brook, holder of the IBF welterweight belt, was a fighter whom boxing folk are yet to fully appreciate.
“I think right now for boxing, for the UK fans, Kell Brook and Amir Khan would be a good fight. Kell Brook, he’s a guy that everyone is sleeping on”.