TARGET: Floyd Mayweather
LEGENDARY BOXING trainer Freddie Roach is talking up the chances of Amir Khan should and when he meet Floyd Mayweather.
Khan executed one of his best ever displays when he saw off veteran southpaw Zab Judah in Las Vegas on Saturday, and his respected corner man Roach is now of the opinion that his charge, after one more bout, can see off the American legend next summer.
Roach said: “I do believe Amir's speed can trouble Mayweather but Mayweather is a very good boxer and is very slick.
"Mayweather isn't fighting until September [against Victor Ortiz] and it can't happen right away, so I'd like to slip one more fight in there before then.
"We will fight again in December and then maybe go for Mayweather. I'd really like for Amir to clean up at light-welterweight and unify those titles first, because that hasn't been done in a long time."
A Khan vicious right uppercut to the body put Judah on the canvas, who failed to beat the count, and the American immediately declared he had been floored by a low blow.
But Judah was being well beaten at the time by the hand speed and aggression of Khan. Timothy Bradley, Erik Morales and Robert Guerro head the list of names being considered for his next opponent, but Khan is content to face any of them.
AMBITIOUS: Amir Khan
A belligerent Khan declared: "I'll fight anyone and there are some big names out there for me. I'll take a look at the short list," said Khan.
"My aim is to move up the pound for pound rankings and to one day be pound for pound champion. I want to be the best fighter in the world. I'm still a fight or two away from there yet. At 25 I'll fight at 147 pounds and see where we go from there.
"We just keep on collecting titles, that's what we want to do. I'm only 24 and there's a lot of improvement to come. The Mayweather fight is something I'm looking at for the future and it would be huge for me. It would drive me on.
"I've got the speed and the skills and with (Freddie Roach polishing me up a little more, it's a fight we can win."