McCloskey ridicules Khan’s Mayweather hopes

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Dungiven southpaw, Paul McCloskey has launched a broadside at former foe, Amir Khan after the Bolton boxer claimed this week to have set his sights on Floyd Mayweather Jr.!

McCloskey, who is set to return to the ring in early July in Hull, claimed on Social networking site, Twitter, that Khan would struggle to compete with ‘Pound for Pound’ king, Mayweather and any of the other top welterweights should he decide to step up to 147 lbs.

McCloskey said: “He struggled against Julio Diaz never mind his defeats to Lamont Peterson and KO battering to Danny Garcia.

“Am I missing something #Whatajoke,” he added.

Former European and British light-welterweight champion, McCloskey lost a WBA world title bout with Khan in April, 2011 when the fight was controversially stopped by the ringside doctor in the sixth round after an accidental clash of heads.

‘Dudey’ returned to winning ways against Manuel Perez at the Odyssey Arena last September.