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Amir Khan way ahead, set to finally land Floyd Mayweather fight

Phil Jay 08/02/2014

Amir Khan is just hours away from being confirmed as the next opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. after the Briton was forced to wait an extra week for the outcome of a hastily-arranged poll.

The 27 year-old, who has not fought since April 2013 in anticipation of landing the Mayweather fight on May 3, is now thousands of votes ahead of Marcos Maidana with the end of the process in sight.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for the British fighter as the hard-punching WBA welterweight champion took an early advantage in the first couple of days, but Khan has managed to make the result conclusive with limited time remaining.

This has now made Mayweather’s decision to choose Khan more justified as the American had second thoughts on the fight – despite UK press announcing that a deal was already done months prior to the voting.

Khan is undeserving of the fight, according to many fans on social media and forums alike, something which prompted Mayweather to throw the decision out to the boxing public to clarify the fight.

Some 30,000 votes have been cast so far, which for Mayweather is a poor turnout considering his pulling power in the sport, although that won’t worry Khan as the former light-welterweight title holder is now set for a bumper payday.

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