Amir Khan has finally admitted defeat in his attempts to snare Floyd Mayweather for a big money fight in the spring after the Briton named old foe Marcos Maidana as the pound for pound king’s next challenger.
It was said to be a forgone conclusion that the 27 year-old would be in the opposing corner to Mayweather on May 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada by the media in his home country since as early as October, but Khan has now stated that the fight won’t be happening.
“No response from Mayweather or his team. The fight is not happening,” Khan said. “I should have taken the fight against Devon Alexander!
“I feel very disrespected by Mayweather and his team. He has wasted my time. Good luck to Maidana against Mayweather!”
Maidana, 31, is now set to be formally announced for a WBA and WBC title unification match-up with the world’s premier fighter after a long drawn out process lasting the best part of four months.
Since Mayweather defeated Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September, Khan has been the front runner to tackle ‘Money’ in what many see as the two-weight champion’s toughest test in some time, although Maidana’s title status may have been the deciding factor in the final decision.
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