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Floyd Sr: Amir Khan an easier fight than Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Sr. acknowledges that Amir Khan is in consideration for Floyd's final fight, but expects that to be an even easier fight for him.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he wants his son to take an "easy" farewell bout to end his contract with Showtime, and that Amir Khan fits that bill nicely.

"Amir Khan? Yes, that'd be a good fight for him. My son would beat him, I know. Of course it would be easier than Pacquiao. Khan has a pretty decent jab but all the technical things, he can't do [them]."

The one key caveat behind this is Floyd's insistence that his last fight will take place in September, and a fight with Khan is pretty much out of the question for that month due to Amir's religious practices around Ramadan. Floyd could potentially push back his final date to later in the year to make this a possibility -- but then again -- we saw how adamant he was about keeping his Cinco de Mayo fight date at all costs. Either way, Amir feels like he's in a good position to land either a Mayweather or Pacquiao fight later this year.

"I think the [Floyd] fight is there," Khan told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme. "I spoke to Len Ellerbe, his manager, I saw him in the media room and he came over to say 'Hi...he's ready when you are.'

"I think Mayweather's team want the fight. But then - on the other hand - I've even spoken to Manny's team and they said the same thing. [They said], 'Look Amir, I think it'd be good to have the fight between you and Manny next.'"

What Mayweather ends up doing for his next and final fight is really anyone's guess. There are several potential options on the table, but should Amir get past Chris Algieri (and he certainly should), it looks like he'll finally get at least one of the big fights he's been waiting for.

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