"He couldn't hurt Logan and it looked bad for him."
Amir Khan has slammed Floyd Mayweather following his much-criticised exhibition bout against YouTuber Logan Paul.
Mayweather fought Paul in an eight-round bout in Miami earlier in June 2021.
However, he was taken the full distance after being unable to deliver the knockout punch on the outspoken amateur.
Having managed to survive the encounter, Paul arguably took a moral victory.
Amir Khan has now hit out at Mayweather for failing to knock out Paul, stating that the outcome “looked bad” for the legend.
On the Last Stand Podcast, Khan said:
“He couldn’t hurt Logan and it looked bad for him.
“Him being a trained professional fighter for many years, whereas Logan came, put his gloves on and went in the ring.
“A lot of people said Floyd didn’t look the same. Really, he got more bad comments than he got good comments in that fight.
“Did he really need the money? No. We don’t think he does.
“But going into that fight he got a lot more hate because he couldn’t knock out a guy who’s worse than a journeyman basically.”
Despite the criticism, ‘Money’ Mayweather boasted about making $100 million (£72 million) for the controversial fight, which was slammed by boxing fans and fighters.
Mayweather had said: “I’m the only person that can do a fake fight and get 100Ms (millions).
“I could do legalised sparring and get 100Ms.”
The massive payday came after Mayweather chose to step into one of boxing’s newer crazes, which sees mainstream online influencers enter the boxing ring.
While they are lavish events, it has been met with criticism and Khan is another who is not a fan.
“I’m not really a big fan of that exhibition thing.”
“No disrespect to Floyd or the other fighters that are doing that, but I just think it’s not good for the sport of boxing.
“People are not taking boxing seriously and boxing’s a sport where the time they are going to start taking it seriously is when someone gets badly hurt.
“We just don’t want that to happen and I think it would be quite tarnishing for boxing if God forbid a YouTuber got knocked out by a professional fighter.
“You can’t really compare the two.
“I would never do that because I would be scared to hurt someone and if you hurt an influencer and you are the fighter that people always respected, you’re going to lose that respect.
“Really, you shouldn’t be sharing the ring with that person.”
On the podcast, Amir Khan also revealed that he is targeting a return to the ring towards the end of 2021.