khan: mayweather could come out retirement if pacquiao defeats thurman

17:00    23 May 2019

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Former world champion Amir Khan believes Manny Pacquiao could be the only option out there if Floyd Mayweather decides to come out of retirement.

Pacquiao is set to face undefeated American and WBA (Super) Welterweight champion Keith Thurman on July 20 in Las Vegas, USA.
American legend Mayweather, who retired with an undefeated record 50-0, will be interested in fighting Pacquiao if the Filipino boxer defeats Thurman in style.

“For me, I think Floyd is done now. I don’t think Floyd will come back. Right now, I just can’t see him fighting again. I think he’s done,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Maybe not in the sense he’s got nothing left. He’s probably got a lot left in him, but I just feel he’s made a lot of money in the game. So who is he going to come back and face?

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“Maybe if Pacquiao beats Thurman in good style, then Mayweather might be interested. Maybe it could then be the ideal fight for him? Is it worth Mayweather coming back? – Maybe then it is.”

On whether Mayweather could struggle at the age of 42, Khan added: “If they do fight again, they’ll have people asking if Mayweather still has anything left against Pacquiao. I mean, Pacquiao is looking so good at his age (of 40).

“Also, that Mayweather has been out of the ring so long. Can he make a comeback and still beat him?

“You never know with Floyd. He loves that money and making a big paycheck. But I don’t think he’ll ever come back myself.”

The two boxing legends fought in May 2015 and the official judges' scorecards which read (118–110, 116–112, 116–112) in favor of Mayweather.

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