Floyd: Khan has other problems to deal with


Posted at Jul 17 2014 04:27 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2014 12:27 AM

MANILA – Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains non-committal on a possible showdown against Britain's Amir Khan, even though the latter has not been shy about his desire to fight the unbeaten American.

"Like I said before, everyone is shooting for Floyd Mayweather," the boxer said during one of the press stops in the media tour for his fight against Argentina's Marcos Maidana. "Only thing I can do is be focused on the guy that's in front of me."

Khan was one of Mayweather's options for his May 2014 fight date, but the American opted to go with Maidana instead. He won a close decision, and the two will battle again on September 13.

Khan, a devout Muslim, had ruled himself out of Mayweather's September 2014 fight date as he was fasting for Ramadan.

Nevertheless, it seemed as though Mayweather was never seriously considering Khan as an opponent anyway.

"Amir Khan, I mean, he still got Danny Garcia problems," said Mayweather, referring to the Philadelphia-native Garcia who knocked Khan out when they fought in June 2012.

"He still, the little kid from here, (Lamont Peterson), he still got problems with that guy," he added. Khan fought Peterson in December 2011 and lost a disputed decision.

"So, like I said before, everybody is trying to hit the lotto and fight Floyd Mayweather," said the boxer. "That's all it is."

Khan, a former light-welterweight world champion, is coming off a victory over Luis Collazo and has also targeted a fight against Manny Pacquiao.