Boxing Star Amir Khan Likes His “Chances” Against Conor McGregor
By FCF Staff
Amir Khan has been in the news recently because of his fight this Saturday with fellow boxing star “Canelo” Alvarez, but he’s also making headlines because of comments he’s made about MMA.
Recently Khan spoke to the Guardian, and during the interview, the decorated boxer said this about competing in MMA:
“… I’ve always been a UFC fan and I like McGregor and the way he promotes it. If I was to fight the champion around 147lb I would fancy my chances. You never know what will happen in the future – I would never say ‘no’ to getting into MMA. I could do it under my own banner and what a way to do it. My speed would be perfect, it’s hit and move.
“Just look at when McGregor beat José Aldo. The guy leant forward, over extended and fell short, McGregor stepped back and threw the straight right. It was a proper boxing move…I also believe that us boxers punch harder than MMA fighters anyway.”
The 29 year-old fighter is a part owner of the Super Fight League, which is a MMA promotion based out of India. Khan also relayed in the interview that he’s done some “MMA training”.