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Khan, Haymon Speak on Mayweather: Amir Has Hope

Amir Khan is still holding out hope of landing a blockbuster fight against Floyd Mayweather in May but says he would take on Manny Pacquiao if that falls through.

WBC and WBA welterweight champion Mayweather is currently deliberating on who his next opponent will be after recording a unanimous decision win over Marcos Maidana in his last bout in September.

WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao has gone on record saying he has agreed to the terms for a hotly-anticipated bout at Las Vegas' MGM Grand on May 2 and has given Mayweather until the end of the month to sign a deal.

However Khan, who has long campaigned for a fight with pound-for-pound king Mayweather, remains hopeful he will get the slot and has been told to remain patient by his manager Al Haymon, who coincidentally also advises Mayweather.

“At the moment, I spoke to my manager Al Haymon and he said ‘keep cool, it is a waiting game’,” Khan told Sky Sports News HQ.

“Floyd, we all know, likes to announce fights really late but he is going to be still in training so I am still in training myself.

“I am not going to let it get to me in any way. I am going to still stay focused but I want that fight.

“That is the fight I want and I really think it is very close but let’s see if Mayweather wants it too. We know how Mayweather works. He is a smart guy.

“He is going to make you wait and wait and before you know it, it will be seven weeks before the fight and he is already in training and you have not even started.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thread Stealer on 01-26-2015

Khan has some hope of getting a Mayweather fight since he has little hope of actually winning.

Comment by The Surgeon on 01-24-2015

Pacquaio vs Mayweather is THE fight, even now... Failing that Manny vs Khan is an excellent substitute Jessie Vargas is not.

Comment by Ringlife on 01-24-2015

If no Mayweather vs Pac happens, I hope Mayweather fights Khan instead of Cotto on May 2nd. Hoya already said Canelo's fighting on May 2nd no matter what, even if that means Khan fighting Mayweather on that date.

Comment by Weebler I on 01-23-2015

Based on reaction I think the fans would prefer FMJ-Khan to FMJ-Cotto II.

Comment by jbpanama on 01-23-2015

Al Haymon, is putting the HOPE A DOPE, on the Khanster....

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