It’s just a matter of time until Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts the boxing world out of it’s misery and finally makes it official that he is to defend his WBC welterweight title against Amir Khan on May 3 in Las Vegas.
The 36 year-old has been reluctant to fuel speculation of the fight, which has been announced by the British media since last October, but is now edging closer to his usual social media confirmation – which could be as early as Monday.
Khan, 27, called off a December IBF title challenge against Devon Alexander to fully prepare for what will be his biggest night since his loss to Danny Garcia as the Briton attempts to put some indifferent form behind him.
There has been something of a backlash since newspapers in the UK began reporting that the Olympic silver medallist had earned himself the Mayweather clash and Khan will be keen to prove them all wrong at the MGM Grand.
Mayweather is attempting to extend his record to 46-0 against the former unified light-welterweight champion after recently releasing the details of his retirement, which is due at the end of his lucrative Showtime deal in 2015.
Once the formal tweet or Instagram post has been made, that will leave just three more windows of opportunity for fans to land their dream Mayweather v Pacquiao bout as whispers fly around the campfire that ‘Money’ is saving the long-awaited mega-fight for his last outing.
Pacquiao, 35, has himself finalised a rematch with Timothy Bradley for April 12, just three weeks off Mayweather’s date, as the Golden Boy/TMT hype train gears up to go into overdrive in the coming days.
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