Rumours that Amir Khan will indeed fight Floyd Mayweather next year have intensified after a picture was released by Golden Boy Promotions showing the Briton posing next to CEO Richard Schaefer and a cardboard cut-out of the pound for pound king.
Several UK publications have already ran with the story that Khan and Mayweather will clash on May 3 in Las Vegas, although Golden Boy have always denied that the fight is even being discussed.
Khan, 26, was pencilled in to challenge IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander at the Barclays Center on December 7 of this year, until a last minute change of heart prompted GBP to schedule Paulie Malignaggi v Zab Judah as the main event.
Couple that with Alexander switching his defence to November 30 in San Antonio against Shawn Porter and that leaves former light-welterweight title holder Khan free to negotiate with Mayweather for a potential money-spinning PPV encounter.
Mayweather as usual has been tight-lipped on the situation of his next fight, although the latest move by his co-promoters will be seen as a publicity stunt that will do nothing to dampen the speculation that the two are destined to fight in the spring.
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