Khan Confirms Movement in Floyd Mayweather Talks

By Mark Staniforth

Amir Khan is convinced he is less than two weeks away from landing his long-awaited super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

The Bolton fighter says there has been “movement” in negotiations since his routine win over Chris Algieri in New York on Friday, with the fight possibly taking place in the United States in September.

“I don’t think I have ever been closer to getting the fight with Floyd Mayweather than I am at this moment,” said Khan. “The indications are that I have strengthened my case with my win over Algieri and I believe there is every chance the fight could be confirmed within the next two weeks.”

Khan’s dogged pursuit of Mayweather has led to long spells of inactivity in his career but he insists that, at the age of 28, he cannot afford to wait around any longer.

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“The welterweight division is one of the hottest in world boxing at the moment and there are any number of other possibilities, including Miguel Cotto and Keith Thurman,” said Khan. “I have waited too long and, while I believe it is finally going to happen, I am still determined to pursue other big fights in the US once I have had some time off with my family.”

Khan has resolutely refused to entertain any prospect of facing fellow Briton Kell Brook, who successfully defended his IBF title at the weekend with an easy win over Frankie Gavin. Brook’s camp have accused Khan of running scared and the Sheffield fighter has claimed his rival is “full of rubbish”.

Mark Staniforth covers boxing for PA Sport.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=danktrees;15756071]i thought about it right after the pacquiao fight. i dont get why floyd wouldnt just fight garcia at 140 and cotto at 157/160 in his next 2 fights. it'd give him 4 lineal belts at once and 6 in…

Comment by alexguiness on 06-04-2015

I am not really bothered now... Khan has literally begged so f**king hard its just torture listening to him. In terms of the fight, I'd actually watch it just to see Khan beaten easily. It would be the first time…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 06-04-2015

Ya khan sent floyd a text saying he would suck on his dink thats what he considers movement.

Comment by Tonyu on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=FlatLine;15756203]Khan had an off-night, get over it. Can happen to anyone, has happened to Floyd too. Khan overtrained for the fight but still whupped Algieri at only 45% of his true capability. Part of the overtraining is Floyd's fault because…

Comment by ADP02 on 06-03-2015

While most would expect Floyd to do better than Algieri but even if Khan has a similar performance as last Friday against Floyd and Floyd does about the same as Algieri in there, you think them judges are going to…

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