Khan Makes Shocking Revelation About Mayweather's Upcoming Exhibition Match

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Welterweight boxer Amir Khan of Britain celebrates his win over Devon Alexander of the U.S. following their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada December 13, 2014. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s upcoming exhibition match may be far from the usual. 

Earlier this month, Mayweather shocked the boxing world once again when he confirmed that he's taking on millionaire YouTuber Rashed Belhasa, who is better known online as “Money Kicks,” in an exhibition match on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai on February 20. 

Ahead of the fight, the former light welterweight champion was quizzed to share his thoughts on the subject.

According to Khan, he and "Money Kicks" have long been friends and was stunned when he learned that he is facing Mayweather, having discussed a potential exhibition match as well prior.

Though  it's a no-brainer that “Money” is way ahead in terms of boxing experience, Khan is banking on his friend’s work ethic, emphasizing that he knows his pal will be going in “all guns blazing” against the unbeaten American.

“Rashed (Money Kicks) will go in there and give him his best,” Khan told Pro Boxing Fans. “I mean look, he’s fighting a multi-time world champion, one of the best out there ever. So for him, it’s an experience to share the ring with one of the best out there and also to share the ring at the top of the Burj Al Arab, it’s going to be amazing, [the] helipad on there it’s going to be massive.” 

“'Money Kicks' is going to go in there all guns blazing,” he added. “This is boxing, anything can happen in boxing.  I don’t think it will happen, but you just never know and I do wish 'Money Kicks' all the very best because he’s a very nice guy and he’s a friend of mine.”

"I know 'Money Kicks' really well. It’s funny because I was speaking to him about doing maybe an exhibition fight one day and then next thing I found out that he’s doing the Mayweather one.”

This wasn't the case for Logan Paul, another YouTuber who shared the ring with Mayweather in June of last year.

For Paul,  there's just no way "Money Kicks" is obliterating Mayweather 

"I love you, but you're not going to beat Floyd--he's good bro, so here are the options; you get to say you fought Floyd Mayweather but you're going to get 'knocked the f--- out'," Paul said.

"If you're going to do it, you have to keep it on the down low, and I'm not going to lie, it would have to be in round one."


Floyd Mayweather says he will meet Youtube personality Logan Paul in the ring in Miami on June 6
Floyd Mayweather says he will meet Youtube personality Logan Paul in the ring in Miami on June 6
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