Former light-welterweight world title holder Amir Khan’s camp have released a statement today as reports that a fight with Floyd Mayweather on May 3, 2014 hit fever pitch.
Khan, 26, is strongly linked to a bout with the pound for pound king next year, although some reports that an initial IBF championship clash with Devon Alexander on December 7 have been shelved are untrue, according to a statement obtained by WBN.
“Team Khan would like to dispel recent reports that Amir Khan has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on December 7th, taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May of next year instead.
“Contrary to this story, Amir Khan is currently in training camp in San Francisco with the aim of fighting again in December against Alexander once an agreement can be reached,” read the release sent to me in the early hours of this morning.
This could well be a smokescreen to cover up the fact that the Mayweather bout has hit a snag, although there are conflicting stories around on how far along negotiations with ‘Money’ have gone if any.
If the Alexander fight can be saved, even with Zab Judah now highly fancied to seal the title chance, a loss for Khan would be catestrophic and cost him the most lucrative encounter in UK boxing history.
The highest probability right now is that Alexander will face Judah or potentially another challenger at the end of the year and Khan will indeed wait for his possible shot at Mayweather next spring in a fight that could earn him upwards of $10million.