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Khan remains hopeful of landing Mayweather fight

Phil Jay 23/01/2015

Welterweight contender Amir Khan has stated that he visited a potential venue for his next fight on Thursday as the Bolton man spent time at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Khan, 28, has cited the impressive home of England’s International football team as a possible for his proposed summer return to the ring and still harbours a real desire to face pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his home soil.

“I can’t wait honestly. It’s the biggest fight in the world and in my life,” Khan told Sky Sports News HQ on a whistle-stop tour. “I mean Mayweather is the best fighter out there and I want to fight the best just to see how it would go. I really think that I have got the tools to give Floyd Mayweather the biggest problems.

“We have seen him fight against guys who are powerful and who are slow-footed guys and he beats them quite easily. He needs someone who is going to cause him problems with speed, movement and explosiveness. That is what beats Floyd Mayweather.

“I have tasted defeat so I know what it’s like, but with Mayweather he is always going to be on the edge as he doesn’t know what it is like. My new trainer Virgil Hunter has made a massive difference to my style and I can only see myself getting better and better at each fight.

“I am looking to return soon and London, Dubai or America are all possible.”

Having dealt with Mayweather’s surprise announcements before when losing out on the fight to Marcos Maidana a year ago, Khan said he will just wait it out despite giving ‘Money’ a final deadline to fight him that came and went last week.

“With Floyd we all know he likes to announce fights really late, but he is going to still be in training,” said Khan.

“I have been in training myself and I am just not going to let it get to me in anyway. I am just going to stay focused, but I want that fight. That’s the fight I want and think it’s very close, but let’s see if Mayweather wants it too.

“Mayweather is a smart guy where he is going to make you wait and wait, and before you know you’ll have seven weeks before the fight and he will already be in training and you have not even started.

“I think he wants to catch you off-guard really. He is a very experienced guy, but at the same time it’s a big fight and I am not going to say no to it. It’s a massive opportunity for me. There are other fighters out the like Manny Pacquiao so let’s see where this goes,” he added.