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Ball in Mayweather’s court as Khan claims decisive poll victory

Phil Jay 10/02/2014

An announcement is on the horizon for Floyd Mayweather’s 46th professional outing following the decisive triumph by Amir Khan in the week-long voting process opened by the pound for pound king.

Mayweather, 36, pitted Khan against his former opponent Marcos Maidana to give fans the power to choose who will be in the opposite corner to him on May 3, with the Briton polling almost 60% of over 35,000 votes cast.

Former world light-welterweight champion Khan has now secured the fight that his home media had predicted as early as October 2013 as the 27 year-old gears up for the fight of his life at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

There is no doubt that ‘Money’ Mayweather will start a heavy favourite when the two finally exchange blows, although there are some that believe Khan’s speed can trouble the American more that his last few opponents have managed.

Now that the poll is out of the way, the build-up can begin in earnest, with a press tour likely to happen by the end of the month as Golden Boy attempt to push Khan as a genuine contender to end Mayweather’s perect record.

Khan has had plenty of time to prepare having not fought since an April 2013 win over Julio Diaz – as Mayweather nails down one of only four spots left for challengers until his impending 2015 retirement.

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