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Amir Khan fought Canelo Alvarez because "Floyd Mayweather was being a p****"

Amir Khan has claimed that he jumped up two weight classes to secure a "mismatch" fight against Canelo Alvarez back in 2016 because Floyd Mayweather refused to agree to a bout.The 2004 Olympic silver medalist had been hoping to take on the undefeated Mayweather after putting together five consecutive victories following back-to-back defeats against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia.However, Khan has now explained why the bout didn't come to fruition, and told his fans how he couldn't then turn down an approach from Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.The bout went the way of the favourite with the Mexican retaining his WBC and The Ring middleweight titles via a brutal knock-out in the sixth round.Khan told iNews offer to fight Canelo after failing to secure a bout with Mayweather: "When Oscar [De La Hoya] called me I couldn’t say no. Maybe I’m too brave for my own good.

"Mayweather was being a p***y and wouldn’t fight me so I said cool, let’s do it."Adding: "It was a mismatch on paper. To be leading in the fight [for the first two rounds] was amazing really.

I earned his respect. Yes I got knocked out but he is one of the best Mexican fighters of all time.

Who will win, Amir Khan or Kell Brook? Give us your fight prediction in the comments section"I weighed in on the [fight] 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."Canelo has gone on to win 10 of his next 11 fights, drawing against Gennady Golovkin before winning the rematch, recently unifying the super middleweight division with a win over Caleb Plant.Khan on the other hand, has won three of his next four fights

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Amir Khan has claimed that he jumped up two weight classes to secure a "mismatch" fight against Canelo Alvarez back in 2016 because Floyd Mayweather refused to agree to a bout.The 2004 Olympic silver medalist had been hoping to take on the undefeated Mayweather after putting together five consecutive victories following back-to-back defeats against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia.However, Khan has now explained why the bout didn't come to fruition, and told his fans how he couldn't then turn down an approach from Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.The bout went the way of the favourite with the Mexican retaining his WBC and The Ring middleweight titles via a brutal knock-out in the sixth round.Khan told iNews offer to fight Canelo after failing to secure a bout with Mayweather: "When Oscar [De La Hoya] called me I couldn’t say no. Maybe I’m too brave for my own good.
el campeon de Mexico, you don’t touch Julio Cesar Chavez. So my dad and my grandpa, like everybody was for Julio, and me and all my cousins, we were all for Oscar because we were Mexican American.

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