Amir Khan is preparing himself for the worst as Floyd Mayweather gears up to announce his opponent for what will potentially be the pound for pound king’s final fight on September 12.
Khan, 28, has been linked to fighting Mayweather since 2013 and consistently been overlooked, although this time it seemed that the confident Briton was in pole position to land the PPV blockbuster in Las Vegas.
As time passes without a response from Mayweather to his public offer, Khan has been left wondering if he will be disappointed once more and forced to look elsewhere for his next foe.
Speaking at a visit to the Boxing Hall of Fame, Khan stated that he believes he’s done more than enough to warrant his chance despite seeming defeated in his attempts to secure a defining night against Mayweather.
“When I moved up two years ago there was talk about me fighting Floyd Mayweather but people were telling me I had to prove myself,” said Khan to famous boxing names and media in Canastota.
“So I fought Luis Collazo, I beat him and that still wasn’t enough. Then I fought Devon Alexander top of the bill at the MGM Grand, a three time world champion and I thought I’d done enough but I still didn’t get the fight. Now I have just come off a win against Chris Algieri, who is a very tough guy who comes to win.
“But everywhere I go people talk about the Mayweather fight. I’ve said yes to my team that I want it, but do I get it?
“Everyone has their best days and I think now is the best time to catch him. I hope I get the fight, but if it doesn’t happen then there is other big names out there in the sport of boxing.”
Mayweather’s usual method of using social media will likely be chosen to make his next fight official as rumours grow that next week could be the time when ‘Money’ makes his unveiling.