Floyd Mayweather has stoked the flames of a possible fight with Amir Khan, saying that he would love to "shut up" the Briton, and he hopes that the fight will happen next year.
Khan was in negotiations to face Mayweather earlier this year, but that bout fell through in the end, and the unbeaten American fought Marcos Maidana instead.
Mayweather, who has just two fights left in career, has revealed that his father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr, is "desperate" to see him knock out Khan.
Mayweather is due to fight again next May.
"My Dad is desperate for me to take - the Khan fight - he just wants me to shut the kid up and put him down," Mayweather Jr said.
"My Dad doesn't like fighters trash talking his son - but he knows as well as I do that if the fight happens - then I am going to punish him. If he thinks he can trash talk me and get away with it he needs to think again.
"He [Khan] is a good fighter - he has quick hands - but I am a far more intelligent fighter than him - and I could already tell you how I would beat him.
"My Dad wants the fight, I want to put him on his backside, so hopefully we can make it happen.
"I have always said that nobody has any right just to get a fight with me. I am nobody's pay day, I am nobody's meal ticket. I take fights that I believe will test me, and will put on a good show for the fans.
"I ain’t ever taken a fight just because somebody has been running off their mouth. If Khan gets his fight - it will be because I think he deserves a shot."
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