By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
AMIR KHAN has revealed Floyd Mayweather called him personally to promise that he will get a chance to fight him before he retires.
Mayweather left Khan angry when he opted to face Marcos Maidana on May 3 in Las Vegas after initially showing interest in facing the Bolton fighter.
Khan, 27, revealed the American has since been in touch to say they will go toe-to-toe in one of his final three fights before he hangs up the gloves.
But the earliest they are expected to meet is now May 2015 with Mayweather not keen on the fight in September when he is next likely to be in action.
Khan said: "He told me fight didn't happen but not to be disappointed, it's not meant to be this time, it will happen one day.
"He said I am one of the names he wants to fight, he knows I am a big star and that the fight will happen but not just yet.
"'We both know it is going to make us a lot of money in the future. He told me to keep winning, the fight will happen.
"He wasn't bullsh******, he seemed serious about it.
"He said he's got three fights left in his career and he said I will be one of those three fights. It could happen in a year, but I'm not going to chase it now."
Khan, 27, confirmed yesterday that he will take on big-hitting Luis Collazo on Mayweather's undercard in his first fight at welterweight.
The former light-welterweight world champion is hoping to impress to further increase interest in a Mayweather clash and also get his career back on track.
He will be out of the ring for over a year before he steps in to face former welterweight champion Collazo, who was narrowly beaten by Khan's fellow Brit Ricky Hatton in 2006.
Khan added: "It'll be good to fight in front of Mayweather and be in front of his face all the time.
"My name will always be mentioned regardless. Then in the press conference afterwards he will be asked 'Amir has had a good win, so when are you going to get the fight on?'
"I know Collazo will be a tough fight, physically he is a big fighter. I've seen his fight against Ricky, he's also coming off a good win against Victor Ortiz.
"I could've picked an easier fight, but we want a tough fight at welterweight because we are serious.
"I said to Golden Boy, my promoters, just get me anyone. It had got to that stage where I just couldn't be bothered."