Khan: Floyd might announce me as I’m in Ramadan, not training
Amir Khan still holds out hope of his ticket being drawn out in the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes as the devout Muslim practices his fasting month of Ramadan.
The 28 year-old was put himself forward to be considered by Mayweather for a clash on September 12, although is thought to be third in the pecking order behind American contenders Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield.
Despite the fight being just over eight weeks away, Khan’s hat remains firmly in the ring the same week Mayweather began training for the contest – which is rumoured to be taking place on free-to-air CBS rather than the usual pay-per-view.
“It’s just about waiting and seeing. Knowing Floyd he might just announce me, knowing I’m in Ramadan and not in training – but luckily it was only a month ago that I last fought so I’m in good shape,” Khan told Sky Sports.
“I know how Floyd works. The Pacquiao fight was only announced six weeks before it happened so I think there’s a good chance the fight between me and him can happen as well. It’s all about me staying in shape.
“I don’t want Floyd to catch me off guard so I need to keep in the gym and keep busy until he announces who he’s going to fight,” he added.
Ex-WBC title holder Berto has emerged as the frontrunner to be in the opposite corner to Mayweather for a non-PPV clash that could still earn the pound for pound king a substantial nine-figure sum in advertising payments that would rival SuperBowl weekend.