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Khan worried that Floyd will talk his way out of title bout

British boxer Amir Khan is sceptical about the chances of facing Floyd Mayweather Jr next year, feeling the American will drop out.

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AMIR KHAN FEELS that Floyd Mayweather Jr will try to avoid fighting him, should a mooted bout ever become more of a possibility.

The Bolton-born fighter is expected to make the move up from light-welterweight once he has made a final defence of his WBA and IBF belts, and a meeting with Mayweather in 2012 has long been rumoured.

However, Khan told the On The Ropes radio show that he expects Mayweather to use the same tricks he has employed to avoid Manny Pacquiao once the match becomes a more realistic prospect.

“I think Floyd Mayweather will avoid me like he’s avoiding Manny Pacquiao and other fighters out there,” Khan said.

“I mean, he never takes on dangerous fighters like myself, by taking on a Maidana and Bradley. He likes to go in and take the easy route and fight the easy names that he knows he can beat.”

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