Amir Khan hoping to secure Floyd Mayweather fight after beating Luis Collazo
Last Updated: 04/05/14 11:02am
Amir Khan has set his sights firmly on a showdown with Floyd Mayweather after earning a comfortable win over Luis Collazo.
The British fighter, competing for the first time in over a year, claimed a lopsided unanimous decision victory over the experienced and dangerous Collazo.
Khan struggled badly against the lightly-regarded Julio Diaz last time out but put in a much better display on his debut at the 147lb welterweight limit.
"It was tough because Collazo was very awkward, but we pulled it together and came out with the win," Khan said.
(Collazo) was a tough fight to debut at 147lb after a 13-month lay-off. Not many fighters would take a fight like this.
"It was a tough fight to debut at 147lb after a 13-month lay-off. Not many fighters would take a fight like this.
"I've got a lot of respect for him, he's one of those guys who makes everyone look bad but I'm lucky to have had a great performance against him.
"I knew it was going to be a war, it was going to be a hard, tough fight. I'm glad it's over and now we're going to move onto bigger and better things."
Khan is now keen face Mayweather, who extended his perfect record to 46-0 after a closer-than-expected scrap with Marcos Maidana on the same card at the MGM Grand.
"People want to see a fight between me and Floyd," Khan said.
"Floyd hasn't seen speed. He's fighting people with explosive power. But styles make fights and I think my style will give him a lot of trouble.
"Floyd looks beatable. He's getting a little older now and that's why a lot of people want the fight now because they want a young lion to come up and they want to see him get beat. I think the only person who has the chance to do that is me."