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AMIR KHAN GIVES LENGTHY SALES PITCH; ADDRESSES SPEED, POWER AND CHIN TO GET VOTES FOR MAYWEATHER CLASH

By Ben Thompson | February 06, 2014
AMIR KHAN GIVES LENGTHY SALES PITCH; ADDRESSES SPEED, POWER AND CHIN TO GET VOTES FOR MAYWEATHER CLASH

Earlier today, former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan took to his official Facebook page to make a lengthy sales pitch explaining why he deserves to face undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather more than newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. When Mayweather first announced late Sunday that he was allowing fans to vote on who his next opponent would be, Maidana quickly took the early lead with 70% of the votes. He held on to that wide margin for nearly 3 days until Khan finally decided to start promoting the poll to his own fans. By late Wednesday, the race had tightened so much that Khan momentarily took the lead by Thursday afternoon.

As it stands right now, Maidana is back in the lead by about 100 votes, however, with this latest pitch, it's clear that Khan is not going out without a fight. Check out what he had to say as Khan discusses his strengths and addresses his perceived weaknesses in hopes of swaying the vote in his direction.

AMIR KHAN:

Why would mayweather even consider putting maidana in the mix. Slow hands slow feet. Only thing he brings to the table is power. I agree he beat broner. We seen how mayweather deals with power eg Canelo. Let broner have his rematch on the undercard of khan v mayweather. I bring speed explosiveness power and footwork to the table. Look back at quick opponents mayweather has fought in the past, Judah , Oscar delay Hoya both had speed and where close fights. Floyd did say he needs fans want to see him knocking someone out because his fights are boring. So no wonder he's know wanting to fight maidana. I'm ready and been in gym for last 6 months. At 147 you will see a different stronger Amir khan. Ok let's talk about the chin which I always laugh about. Killing yourself making weight makes Ur punch resistance poor. Iv been killing myself making 140 lbs and should of moved up. Day before weigh in Iv been 12 pounds over. Not good. Iv taken the biggest shots from likes of maidana with 30 Ko's under his belt, who pple say is the biggest puncher and didn't go down but then Diaz puts me down with a little shot. Even though my balance off an I was on 1 foot it's cool. Il take it. So this proves weight making is the problem. Another example Angulo and ward have hit me with big shots and I've stood in front n not gone down They carry 25 lbs over me and are big punchers. This is because I'm at my natural weight. It's in the fans hands who they want to c me fight. If it's not me then good luck who. Ever it is.

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