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Amir Khan calls out Floyd Mayweather

RIVALS: Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather Photo credit: Getty Images

AMIR KHAN has called out Floyd Mayweather - urging the champion to end his retirement once again to fight him.

Khan hasn't been in the ring since he was defeated by Canelo Alvarez in May 2016, but is hoping to make his return soon with a fight against Mayweather, who recently retired after defeating Conor McGregor in August to extend his unbeaten record to 50-0.

Khan has been eager to fight Mayweather for a number of years, and despite the American's retirement, he hopes that now is the time for the pair to finally face off with each other.

"Floyd is a great fighter. I just have something he’s not faced, speed. Floyd knows I’m not the one to back down," said Khan.

"It's been a year I've not fought due to hand surgery. I’m ready to make my comeback at 30 years of age. Say what you like Canelo was getting outboxed. I was winning on [the] cards. He had power and caught me with a huge right. That's boxing.

"Mayweather doesn’t have the power. In any fight I’ve never been outboxed. A Mayweather-Khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed, movement and accuracy will cause him problems."

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