MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. dished out a few words of wisdom for British boxer Amir “King” Khan, the rumored opponent of unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May.
Mayweather has yet to confirm the news that he will be fighting Khan, but that did not stop Jones from sharing his thoughts on the match-up with Boxing Scene.
“I think it’s a good match for (Khan),” said the former four-division world champion. “People don’t think so, but they don’t really know Amir Khan that well.”
“Amir Khan is a very good boxer,” added Jones. “As a slugger, he’s no good because his chin is a little bit sensitive. But as a boxer, he can give anybody problems.”
Jones advised Khan to stick to his boxing and avoid getting into the brawls that have caused him to get knocked out in previous fights.
“If he can get his old self back together and gets back to boxing, it will be an interesting fight,” said Jones. “He is tall enough and rangy enough to make it hard to get to him.”
“He is the one kid that can make it very interesting, because of his skills and height,” he added.
Mayweather is coming off a superb 2013 campaign that saw him beat Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez in high-profile fights. He plans to fight twice in 2014, once in May and again in September.
He is set to announce his choice of opponent sometime this month.