Khan makes September u-turn following ‘Mayweather approach’
Amir Khan may well have moved a step closer to a massive clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr in September after the Briton claimed that he was approached by the pound for pound king’s camp during Saturday’s event.
The 28 year-old attended the MGM Grand to witness Mayweather produce another masterful display to out-point Manny Pacquiao to pick up yet another world title, and has since stated that he was asked if he’d like to be next in line.
It was initially thought that the devout Muslim would be unable to accept any offer due to his observation of Ramadan which runs from mid-June to mid-July, although Khan has now outlined that is may be possible to meet Mayweather on September 12 after all.
“Mayweather normally fights mid-September and Ramadan is a little bit earlier this year. It gives me enough time to get the training done, so it can happen,” said Khan.
Mayweather is already being linked to a rematch with Pacquiao once the Filipino returns from undergoing shoulder surgery this week, but a meeting with Khan beforehand would go down well with fans on both sides of the Atlantic should it come off.
Khan would only have eight full weeks to prepare if an agreement could be inked as the Bolton man nears the clash that he has pined for since entering the division last year. Khan also knows that failure to accept any proposal for the autumn would almost certainly mean that a fight with Mayweather would never happen due to the American’s impending retirement before he reaches 40.