In a stunning turn of events on Tuesday, WBC silver welterweight champion Amir Khan has stated that a fight with pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather is on the horizon and could be made official by mid-June.
Speaking at a media day held in his hometown of Bolton, England, the 28 year-old is adamant Mayweather is close to agreeing the fight despite UK rival Kell Brook stating that the fight is more likely to happen next May.
“I don’t think I have ever been closer to getting the fight with Floyd Mayweather than I am at this moment,” Khan told the Press Association.
“The indications are that I have strengthened my case with my win over Algieri and I believe there is every chance the fight could be confirmed within the next two weeks.”
In somewhat of a contradiction, Khan then went on to name alternative opponents as the elusive Mayweather can never be second guessed and has a habit of switching targets once a possible opponent gets too vocal about a meeting with him.
“The welterweight division is one of the hottest in world boxing at the moment and there are any number of other possibilities, including Miguel Cotto and Keith Thurman,” he outlined.
“I have waited too long and, while I believe it is finally going to happen, I am still determined to pursue other big fights in the United States once I have had some time off with my family,” added Khan.
This news may come as a blow to compatriot Brook who is eyeing a fight with Khan or Mayweather himself this year, although as ‘The Special One’ currently holds the IBF belt, it could even turn out to be the Sheffield man that eventually gets the nod to face ‘Money’ on September 12.