Mayweather Marcos Fight Boxing 2014: Undercard Battle Intensifies as Amir Khan Vows To Steal Show In Showdown With Luis Collazo
Amir Khan is looking for an impressive win to land a big-money fight when he collides with Luis Collazo on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana bout on May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Khan is expecting a tough fight against Collazo, and he believes that their upcoming fight has the potential to steal the show from Maidana and Mayweather.
"We're going into this fight wanting to steal the show. We really believe this fight can," Khan said in a BoxingScene interview.
Khan said that he is not taking anything away from Mayweather and Maidana, but he reiterated that styles make fight. The Bolton, England native is confident that fight fans will talk about their fight more than the Mayweather-Maidana showdown.
"I'm not taking anything away from Mayweather and Maidana," Khan said. "But I think styles make fights and this fight will be a tough fight and it will go the distance and it is going to be exciting. The fans are going to be on the edges of their seats. We're gonna steal the show. We want people talking about this fight."
Khan, who has not fought since scoring a unanimous decision win against Joel Diaz in April last year, will likely get his dream bout against Mayweather if he wins against Collazo.
But while he is aching to land a bout against Mayweather, the 27-year-old Briton reiterated that he is not looking past Collazo, saying that the planned bout against the reigning pound-for-pound king will go out of the window if he loses to Collazo on Saturday.
"People say I'm looking past Luis Collazo, looking at a Mayweather fight or other opponents out there. I'm not looking past this fight because this is a big fight for me," Khan said. "If I lose this fight, then forget the Floyd Mayweather fight. I have to fight Luis Collazo on Saturday night and he brings a lot to the table."
Khan was considered as the most likely opponent of Mayweather before the unbeaten champion decided to face Maidana, who impressed the Grand Rapids native after winning against then-unbeaten champion Adrien Broner in December.
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