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Amir Khan: Fighting on Mayweather undercard takes pressure off

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Amir Khan thinks he has a chance to steal the show on May 3 when he faces Luis Collazo on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard.

Alex Livesey

Amir Khan is aiming to steal the show -- or make "The Moment" his!!! -- on May 3 when he faces Luis Collazo on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard in Las Vegas, live on Showtime pay-per-view.

Khan (28-3, 19 KO) had to sort of settle for this fight after losing out to Maidana in the Mayweather sweepstakes, but to his credit, he's not chosen some tune-up gimme opponent, opting to face crafty veteran southpaw Collazo (35-5, 18 KO) in a fight that could easily go either way.

Khan, 27, says that fighting on the undercard has taken some of the pressure off of him, and he's just looking now to win and make a good impression:

"This my first time that I'm fighting on an undercard. My whole career, really. Even in the U.K., when I was the chief support on a card, I was still sort of the main event. Being on this Mayweather card, it takes a lot of pressure off of me. Plus, it gives me a chance to put on a great performance in front of the entire world of boxing," said Khan.

"Everyone will be tuned in to watch the Floyd Mayweather card and they'll get to see me fight and to see me showcased. I can impress them. I can definitely steal the show with this fight because Collazo comes to fight and I come to fight and all of my fights are exciting, so I think that we can definitely steal that show that night."

On paper, Khan-Collazo may be the most truly intriguing fight of the May 3 pay-per-view show, as it should be much more competitive than most are expecting the main event or Broner-Molina to be, and it's a more money-relevant fight than the nice matchup between J'Leon Love and Marco Antonio Periban.