British boxer Amir “King” Khan took to Twitter to call out unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. as he continues to trail in the fan poll that the pound-for-pound king is using to allegedly determine his next opponent.
Last week, Mayweather asked his fans to choose who between Khan and Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana will be his opponent for his May 3 fight in Las Vegas.
Khan, a former light-welterweight champion, trailed early, with reports saying he only earned 20% of the fan vote.
That prompted the British boxer to call out Mayweather on Twitter, claiming that the American only wants Maidana because the Argentine will be the “easier fight.”
“Mayweather says he needs an easy fight, and fans want to see a knockout. So maybe that’s the reason he doesn’t want to fight me and wants Maidana?” Khan tweeted.
Some two hours later, he added: “For those that hate me and think Floyd Mayweather can knock me out, then let’s see him try. Fight me!”
Khan has since recovered in the fan voting, and new reports indicate that the difference between him and Maidana in the fan vote has narrowed.
Khan has long been considered as the front-runner to land the big-money fight with Mayweather, but Maidana became a contender after the Argentinian’s impressive victory over the erstwhile unbeaten Adrien Broner late last year.