By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
AMIR KHAN is moving closer to a megabucks fight with Floyd Mayweather next year. Khan’s proposed fight with former WBC and IBF light-welterweight champ Devon Alexander has fallen through and that has paved the way for a superfight with unbeaten Mayweather.
Khan said: “There’s a lot of talk about the Mayweather fight happening, but at the moment, I’ve left it up to my promotional team, Golden Boy.”
A May date in Las Vegas is being discussed but there is also a chance of ‘Money’ Mayweather agreeing to the bout taking place at Wembley.
Whatever the venue, it will be the biggest fight of 26-year-old Khan’s career.
The Bolton fighter said: “Meeting Mayweather would be my dream fight.
“We are the superstars of boxing and, fingers crossed, we will meet.
“I want to fight him because he is a great fighter and I want to fight the best out there. I would love the fight.
Both boxers have fight deals with Showtime Sports, which is making negations for the bout less complicated.
At 36, American Mayweather is still in top form, having recently outclassed Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to claim his 45th successive win.
But Khan does not lack confidence in his own ability.
He added: “To fight Floyd Mayweather, you have to box him at his own game.
“You have to box him. You have to use all of your speed and good footwork to make those old legs move.
“With Floyd, if you are going to be a puncher, you are going to walk towards him and you are going to walk into his shots.”Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan